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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Milwaukee Electric Tool: Leading the Way in Sustainability

What exactly does it take to win Call2Recycle’s Leader in Sustainability Award?

Just ask Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., a U.S. manufacturer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories, who was honored with the award for 2012. The annual award is given to companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability as part of the Call2Recycle program.

What’s Milwaukee’s secret?  A corporate culture committed to leading the industry in sustainable practices, including responsibly ...

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Important Considerations for Product Stewardship Legislation – Environmental Leader

Product stewardship legislation has been proposed and considered in a number of states. Legislation is often used to compel various product manufacturers and industries to participate in a qualified program. However, hurdles stand in the way of enacting laws that would be beneficial for the environment, business, communities and future generations of people who will be affected by the outcome.

As product stewardship proponents, we need to identify ways to help facilitate adoption of these bills. This starts with a ...

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