Makita USA: Innovation and Recycling Go Hand-in-Hand

official_makita_logoThe number of cordless power tools that run on rechargeable batteries has risen dramatically in the last 20 years. Consumers, contractors and other professionals recognize that the expanding range of cordless tools allows them to “cut the cord” for many applications. The recent growth of cordless tools in the outdoor power equipment category is especially welcome news for those seeking a cleaner and quieter alternative to gas-powered tools.

Lightweight, more efficient rechargeable batteries ...

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Critical Considerations Can Mean Success or Failure for an EPR Program – Environmental Leader

Success in any industry invariably begets copycats. When a zombie movie dominates the box office, more zombie movies follow. And it’s not limited to just Hollywood. We’ve seen the same thing in public policy.

When some governments realized that privatizing services such as waste management could raise capital, many others followed. But copying success is no guarantee of continued success. There have been many bad zombie films. And there have been many instances where privatizing critical municipal services has resulted ...

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Fastenal – Preserving the Environment through Battery Recycling

Fastenal-Logo_blk_high-res.jpgFastenal is continuing their sustainability efforts and support for the environment by responsibly recycling rechargeable batteries and cellphones through the Call2Recycle® program. Our program is no-hassle, on-site and no cost. We provide you the collection and educational materials, as well as cover all the shipping with a pre-paid shipping label. We follow the strictest standards in safety and compliance, including being the first program of its kind to receive Responsible Recycling (R2) ...

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Battery Recycling Day a Success

Seattle Residents Weigh In!

JohnCurley_Up_FBJune 28, 2013 marked Seattle’s second Battery Recycling Day which intended to increase awareness of the importance of battery recycling. Response from the Seattle community was outstanding. This year’s campaign generated over two times as many batteries and cellphones as last year. In just five days, more than 1,000 pounds of batteries were collected through The Seattle Public Library, and an additional 1,600 pounds were dropped off at the ...

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