Laurentide Re-Sources Named Newest Call2Recycle Battery Sorting Facility

Quebec company expands Call2Recycle’s sortation capacity

TORONTO (October 4, 2012) – Call2Recycle®, North America’s leader in consumer battery recycling, is proud to announce that it has signed an agreement with Laurentide Re-Sources Inc., to provide battery sortation services for Call2Recycle’s national battery recycling program. The Victoriaville, Quebec company has been contracted to properly sort and record consumer primary batteries and rechargeable batteries shipped from Call2Recycle collection sites across Quebec and Eastern Canada. With this engagement, Laurentide becomes the third Canadian sorting ...

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Call2Recycle Responds to Hazardous Materials in Reverse Logistics

For the last five years, Call2Recycle has worked closely with industry trade organizations and the federal government to minimize safety risks in transporting used batteries and increase the ease with which generators of used batteries can have them recycled.  During this period, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has promoted regulation to further safety and has audited the Call2Recycle program to assess ...

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Recharging Battery Product Stewardship – the Case for Legislation

When the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) – now known as Call2Recycle® – was founded by the battery industry in 1994 to divert batteries from landfills, part of the motivation was to create a harmonized nationwide program that would lessen the needs to manage state-by-state requirements.  That goal has been generally met:  no state has implemented a mandatory battery product stewardship program since Call2Recycle’s inception (even though in 2011 ...

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