Battery Industry Leaders Unveil the First Ever Model All Battery Recycling Bill

HARTFORD, CT (June 12, 2014) – Four leading battery interest groups – the Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR), the leading battery manufacturers from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association and Call2Recycle, Inc. – yesterday unveiled an all-battery model recycling bill.

For the first time, diverse battery interest groups joined forces to take shared responsibility for the collection and recycling of all used primary, or single-use batteries, and rechargeable batteries. The bill covers consumer batteries only, ...

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A Time of Change: Call2Recycle Faces New Challenges in the 21st Century

Plante_lead_acid_cellIn 1859, Gaston Planté invented the lead-acid battery–the first version of a ‘rechargeable’ battery. Little did he know that his battery, which used a lead anode and a lead dioxide cathode immersed in sulphuric acid, would launch an industry that extended well beyond powering lights in train carriages stopped at a station.

Fast forward 40 years to 1899. Swedish scientist Waldemar Junger invented the Nickel Ncadmium (Ni-Cd) battery, which used nickel and cadmium electrodes in ...

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RCBC Zeroes in on Waste

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - RCBC storyThe luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel set in the Canadian Rocky Mountains was the backdrop for the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s (RCBC) annual general meeting and conference last month. The event also included RCBC’s annual award ceremony.

The event is a great opportunity to catch up with like-minded environmentalists in both public and private sectors. The RCBC has always had the goal to spearhead extended producer ...

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Newalta Sorting Facilities Moving to Hamilton, ON

Newalta_157Call2Recycle’s Canadian battery-sorting partner Newalta is in the process of re-locating its national sorting operation from Fort Erie to Hamilton, Ontario. This year, Canadians have already recycled more than one million kilograms of batteries, a 26 per cent increase in collections compared to 2013. The new facility provides more space for sorting operations, as well as the opportunity to upgrade equipment and processes to improve efficiency.

“We applaud the efforts of ...

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