Media Alert: Battery Recycling Program CEO Alerts Ontario Organizations About Selection of All Battery Program Plan

TORONTO, February 18, 2010

Who: Carl Smith, President & CEO of Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America, operating in Canada since 1997.

What: On February 24, Waste Diversion Ontario will discuss whether a longstanding and successful industry-sponsored recycling program will be selected to recycle household batteries in Ontario effective July 1, 2010 under the Province’s Waste Diversion Act. This move will financially and operationally affect retailers, businesses, municipalities and manufacturers operating in Ontario. In ...

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Battery Recycling on the Rise in A Down Economy

Major Retailers Spur Call2Recycle’s 6.9 percent Growth in 2009

ATLANTA, February 11, 2010 – Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America, today announced a 6.9 percent increase in overall collections, driven by major national retailers, municipalities and communities with a strong presence in the U.S. and Canada. Call2Recycle collected 6.1 million pounds (2.8 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries in 2009.

The rise in battery collections is attributed to increased efforts by major retailers, including The ...

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