Oregon House Hears Testimony on Small Rechargeable Battery Stewardship Act

On February 28th, the Oregon House Energy and Environment Committee heard testimony regarding HB 2938 – the Oregon Small Rechargeable Battery Stewardship Act. Similar to legislation being considered in Washington State, HB 2938 would have several requirements for a product stewardship program including easy access for the public to collection sites and the safe handling of rechargeable batteries according to state and federal laws. The bill is not intended to impact those that ...

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Call2Recycle Congratulates “Leaders in Sustainability”

Organizations were recently recognized with Call2Recycle’s Leader in Sustainability award for 2012. The Leader in Sustainability award honors organizations that demonstrate the strongest commitment to sustainability through their consistent participation in the Call2Recycle program.

Call2Recycle first established the Leader in Sustainability award last year to recognize high-performing organizations in Canada and has extended the award in 2012 to include U.S. participants. Each honoree receives a plaque recognizing their achievement.  Of the Canadian ...

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Call2Recycle Announces Company Name Change

When the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) was founded in 1994, it was done so to successfully educate and collect rechargeable batteries, specifically Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd). Since then, the organization has grown to accept more chemistries and more products (cellphones and all batteries in Canada), positioning itself to be seen as a reputable environmental leader. Simply put, we have outgrown our name.

To that end, as of January 1, 2013, we have ...

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Grainger Gets It Done – a Sustainability Success Story

When Grainger employees get behind a cause, there’s no doubt the job will get done. A friendly challenge amongst more than half of Grainger’s retail stores has resulted in a ton of fun and more than 6 tons of rechargeable batteries being collected.

In the tradition of championing critical causes in their local communities, 188 Grainger stores recently participated in the “Fall for Recycling” campaign to collect as many batteries as possible, with the help of Call2Recycle, the only no-cost battery ...

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Battery Recycling Program Reports Double Digit Collections in 2012

Call2Recycle cites banner year for Canada and California

ATLANTA (February 4, 2013) – North American battery collections increased 16 percent from 2011 to a record 10 million pounds (4.7 million kilograms) in 2012, reported by Call2Recycle, a product stewardship organization managing the only no-cost battery and cellphone collection program in North America.

The organization attributes its success to closing a banner year in California and Canada, both which collected over one million pounds. California became the first state in program history to ...

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