“Drop & Shop” Retail Recycling Programs Provide Great “Environment” for Consumers

Over half of those returning batteries to stores stay to shop

US and Canadian consumer recycling habitsATLANTA (November 20, 2012) Of those who “drop and shop,” 51% in the U.S. and 56% in Canada go beyond replacing what they just recycled to shop and buy other items, according to a recent study commissioned by Call2Recycle®, a product stewardship organization managing the only no-cost battery and cellphone collection program in North America.  Of ...

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Issues Updated “Green Guides” – What You Should Know

As consumers become more environmentally aware, the marketplace has stepped up to meet demand by competing for your attention with labels and badges claiming to be “eco-friendly,” “recyclable,” and/or “green.” But a new and improved product with “50% more recycled content” may not be what it claims to be if only 3% of its total makeup comes from recycled content. And what is actually “Recyclable” if a claim doesn’t indicate whether ...

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RadioShack Business Summit 2012

Congratulations to RadioShack stores in Perry, FL (22A205) and Little Rock, AR (01-8447) for winning the Call2Recycle awards for rechargeable battery recycling by RadioShack Dealer and Corporate stores, respectively.  From July 2011 through June 2012, Perry, FL returned 441 lbs while Little Rock, AR returned 1,858 lbs.  Stores in districts 0581 and 0241 collected awards battery recycling by corporate and dealer/franchise district, respectively.  By leading the way in rechargeable battery recycling, these stores have not only done their part to ...

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