Libraries Inspire Local Communities to Check in Their Books And Their Batteries

WinnipegWasteAceWinner_2015Winnipeg, Manitoba, lies roughly 1,500 miles (2,414 km) north of Austin, Texas. But residents of both communities shared a common goal this fall–to recycle their used batteries and cellphones as part of a friendly community competition among their local library branches. Thanks to the enthusiastic response of library patrons, an astonishing 10,200 lbs. (4,627 kg) of batteries were collected for recycling.

In Canada, Call2Recycle partnered with Winnipeg Public Library to encourage residents to keep batteries ...

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