Why First Responder Battery Recycling Programs Are Good for Communities

FireRescue1-5When first responders travel to an emergency, cordless communications and electronic devices are critical to saving time and accurately assessing and communicating the situation. Recycling isn’t a priority like it may be at home or in work environments where travel is not part of the everyday job.  But first responders protect the community and the environment every day in their jobs.  Recycling is a natural extension of this commitment.

Consider the hundreds or ...

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Call2Recycle Canada Sees Dramatic Growth in Past 17 Years

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In 2013, Call2Recycle Canada collected 3.7 million pounds (1.7 million kilograms) of batteries–the most batteries collected in one year by the organization.  The company has collected 13.2 million pounds (6 million kilograms)—or the weight of 880 large African elephants—since the program started in 1997.

What lies behind this steady growth? One could guess provincial mandates or a growing interest in recycling by consumers and they would be correct. But behind this growth also ...

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