Free Riders: Why You Should Care About “Orphan” Batteries in North America

We spent a few minutes with Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle. Carl is a leading advocate for battery recycling across North America. We spoke to Smith about one of the industry’s biggest issues—free riders.

When it comes to increasing battery recycling rates, what do you think are your biggest challenges so far this year?
There are two challenges that I think about every day. The first is how to continue to make it easy and important for consumers to ...

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Physio-Control Integrates Rechargeable Battery Recycling Into its Culture

iStock_000010469722MediumIn a life-threatening emergency, the last thing first responders need to worry about is whether the equipment has charged batteries.  This issue is especially important to Physio-Control, a leading manufacturer of professional emergency medical response solutions for hospitals, emergency responders, and the workplace and community since 1955.

Fully charged rechargeable batteries play a critical part in the success of Physio-Control’s products.  Physio-Control designs custom, technologically advanced rechargeable batteries to be used in devices ...

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