Battery Recycling Program Celebrates 17 Consecutive Years of Increased Collections

Call2Recycle, Inc. recycles over 11 million pounds (5 million kilograms) of batteries in 2013

3d growth chartATLANTA (January 8, 2014) – As North America’s first and largest battery product stewardship program, Call2Recycle® increased collections in the U.S. and Canada by 12.6 percent over 2012, diverting over 11 million pounds (5 million kilograms) of batteries from landfills.  This marks the 17th consecutive year that the organization has documented a year-over-year increase (since collections ...

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Sustainability Programs Are Even More Effective through Partnerships – Environmental Leader

Partners in Sustainability

While there is a lot of talk about manufacturer responsibility in product stewardship, retailers—as the middlemen between manufacturers and consumers—are emerging as a powerful force in environmental stewardship and sustainability. This new level of influence is being intentionally cultivated through strategic partnerships between retailers and manufacturers. Lowe’s and DeWalt, for example, have partnered together to sponsor tool trade-in events that provide both an opportunity and an incentive ...

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Group Effort – Recycling Today

Many U.S. cities are diverting more than 30 percent of their solid waste to recycling. Most communities have the potential to do far more using a variety of approaches.

 

By Carl Smith, CEO & President, Call2Recycle

Municipal solid waste (MSW) consists of common items we use and then throw away, ranging from everyday garbage, such as product packaging, food scraps, bottles and newspapers, to clothing, appliances, paint and batteries ...

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Municipalities struggle with hazardous household waste – Waste & Recycling News

Call2Recycle CEO & President, Carl Smith, will be a guest blogger for the month of May on Waste & Recycling News. This is the sixth installment, bookmark this site and check back for new posts each week.

Recent Posts:
When to Sort the Recyclables – May 11, 2012
Tips for Recyclable Collection and Take-Back Programs at Retailers – May 9, 2012
Product Stewardship Must Be a Shared ...

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Northeast Recycles Over One Million Pounds of Batteries in 2011

The Northeast Recycling Council’s (NERC) member states, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, increased their 2011 collections of rechargeable batteries by 26%, recycling a total of 1,108,840 pounds of rechargeable batteries through their participation in the Call2Recycle program.  Thirty percent of collections came from the public service sector, with the majority coming from Woodside, New York in Queens County with a total of 19,319 pounds.

“The Northeast continues to ...

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