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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Interactive Recycling Museum Opens in Delaware

DSWA_EnviBldgThe Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) recently held its grand opening for a new interactive solid waste and recycling education center and museum. The Environmental Education Building, which is available to school and community groups by appointment, will offer visitors a chance to explore all of the solid waste management and recycling options offered by DSWA. Visitors will see how items being left for curbside pick-up get turned into new products. Call2Recycle®, ...

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Eco-Fees: Changing ‘Visibility Concerns’ to ‘Visible Change’ – Environmental Leader

Extended producer responsibility (EPR)—the practice of requiring the organization that produces a product or material to take responsibility for its end-of-life disposal—has sparked debate concerning “eco-fees,” a front-end charge for the disposal and recycling of products that take up space in landfills or are potentially harmful if they make their way into the waste stream.

Municipalities historically have borne the burden of proper recycling and disposal costs. Not surprisingly, these entities support EPR programs, which shift the financial responsibility from them ...

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New Back-to-School Poll: Student Millennials Get Passing Grades on the Why and How of Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Results illuminate potential to close the gap between knowledge and action

iStock_000017373299MediumATLANTA, August 28, 2013—A new back-to-school poll shows that student Millennials know why it’s important to recycle rechargeable batteries and how to do it. With 58% planning to get rid of at least one device by the end of the calendar year, there is an opportunity for them to make great improvements in the environment by embracing their knowledge and acting upon ...

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