Recycling in America: What’s Missing? – Environmental Leader

While recycling in the US continues to grow, one only has to look at Europe to appreciate how much further this country needs to go. The breadth of materials that are collected and recycled in Europe, particularly in northern European countries like the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, significantly exceed what is collected in the US. The collection rates on these materials seem unfathomably high to waste experts in the US. Much of this can be attributed to the general European ...

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National Battery Stewardship Organization Establishes Central U.S. Battery Sorting Hub with Wistron GreenTech

Call2Recycle Augments Battery Sorting Capabilities with Texas-based Facility

ATLANTA (May 28, 2013) – With rechargeable battery use on the rise, Call2Recycle®—the first and largest battery stewardship program in North America—has signed an operational agreement with Wistron GreenTech to increase the sorting capacity for its no-cost battery recycling program.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Wistron Corporation, Wistron GreenTech operates an electronic material recycling facility in McKinney, Texas.

Wistron GreenTech is now the second ...

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New Poll Reveals Green Attitudes of Mainstream Moms

Improper Disposal of Rechargeable Batteries is a Source of Concern for the Majority of Moms*

A group of momsATLANTA, May 9, 2013—Poll results released today illuminate some surprising insights into how America’s 85.4 million moms1 view what may be one of the most overlooked recyclables: rechargeable batteries.

Each year, Americans buy more than 350 million rechargeable batteries2 and send about 14,000 tons of them to landfills3. Most come from wireless devices like cellphones, ...

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Battery Legislation Across the U.S.

Battery product stewardship legislation has appeared in several states. Here is the latest update on each of those legislative efforts:

Oregon: The Oregon Small Rechargeable Battery Stewardship Act (HB2938) did not pass the House Energy and Environment Committee. Read previous post


Washington: The Washington Small Rechargeable Battery Stewardship Act (HB1364/SB5457), which was supported by the rechargeable battery industry and first introduced in January 2013, did not move out ...

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