EPR Programs and the “Power of 3”

Balancing the Stakeholder Trinity

Venn Diagram - Recycling Today articleThere are many different types of recycling programs, from those run by municipalities and private organizations to programs managed by product stewardship organizations. Regardless of how a recycling program is managed, who administers or funds it, or where collections take place, success depends not solely on recycling or stewardship, but also on balancing the needs of many stakeholders.

As with any venture, a recycling initiative ...

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Panasonic, Call2Recycle Team for Battery Recycling Initiative – Environmental Leader

Panasonic_BlueThe Panasonic Power Tools Division and Call2Recycle recently teamed up to launch a new rechargeable battery recycling initiative.  The Power Tool Division is a manufacturer of construction and assembly tools that include intelligent cordless shut-off tools, low torque cordless clutch tools, cordless non shut-off tools and rechargeable batteries. Call2Recycle is a product stewardship program that ensures that rechargeable batteries introduced into the marketplace are being responsibly recycled when they reach their end of ...

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Recycling: From Light Sockets to Rechargeable Batteries

Panasonic Case Study

Panasonic_BlueIn 1918, Mr. Konosuke Matsushita sat at his kitchen table with his new invention: a two-pronged socket with both a light bulb socket and plug. His invention would allow people to plug in two electric products at a time—an unheard of luxury at the time. His materials? Old light bulb aluminum bases recycled from a nearby junkyard.

From those ...

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Battery Management for the E-Waste Industry

SustainabilityStory_EWasteAlthough batteries may not be the primary material in your waste stream, they are integral of most products you manage – and they, too, should be handled appropriately. Are you confident that your customers’ batteries aren’t being inadvertently shipped overseas?

With support from over 200 industry stewards, Call2Recycle® is the premier battery recycling service provider to hundreds of electronic waste service companies in North America. As one of the most experienced and successful ...

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