The 1996 Battery Act: The Fulfillment of a Dream

Battery ActOn May 13, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (The Battery Act). This was a major milestone in rechargeable battery recycling. The Act facilitated the recycling of Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) and Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) rechargeable batteries, making a national program possible.

Prior to the passage of The Battery Act, battery recycling was a patchwork of state programs. 13 states had laws to ...

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The 1996 Battery Act: The Fulfillment of a Dream

Battery ActOn May 13, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (The Battery Act). This was a major milestone in rechargeable battery recycling. The Act facilitated the recycling of Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) and Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) rechargeable batteries, making a national program possible.

Prior to the passage of The Battery Act, battery recycling was a patchwork of state programs. 13 states had laws to ...

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Delaware State Waste Authority: Rechargeable Battery Recycling Evolves with the Times

DSWA_logo-08Recycling has become more popular as a result of the overarching trend to act “green.” However, long before residential recycling was in vogue, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) was at the forefront with its residential drop-off recycling centers across the state.

Based on the European recycling model, the ground-breaking Recycle Delaware drop-off program was established in 1990. Collection containers were placed with private site sponsors, such as schools, churches and businesses, ...

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