Vermont Single-Use Battery Collections Up 3000% After New Law Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

Vermont often tops the list as one of the ‘greenest’ states in the US. So it’s no surprise that the state eagerly embraced its leadership role as the first US state to recycle single-use batteries. This past June–six months after the law went into effect, single-use battery collections were up 2,947% over 2015. Even rechargeable battery collections were up 29% year over year.

“We expected a big bump in collections in the first months after the law went into effect as ...

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Leading Battery Companies Select Call2Recycle to Manage Nation’s First Single-Use Battery Recycling Program in Vermont

North America’s Foremost Consumer Battery Stewardship Organization, Together with 11 Initial Companies, Plan for Statewide Recycling Program to Launch in 2016

Atlanta – March 24, 2015 – Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, has been selected by 11 initial companies to develop, implement and promote a mandated single-use battery recycling program in Vermont.

Vermont is the first state to require single-use manufacturers develop a program for collecting and recycling spent primary batteries (including AA, C, D, ...

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PRIMARY BATTERY PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP – VERMONT

Vermont Recycle Map GradientOn May 8, 2014, the Vermont General Assembly passed House Bill 695, an “act relating to establishing a product stewardship program for primary batteries”. Signed by Governor Peter Shumlin on May 22, the law is the first in the nation requiring producers to finance a collection and recycling program for primary batteries.

Bill Summary

Beginning on January 1, 2016, “producers” cannot sell primary batteries in the State unless they participate in ...

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