Grainger In-Store ‘Take-Back’ Promotion Collects 11,000+ Pounds of Batteries from Customers

2014GraingerCompetitionCollectionsFinalGlobal industrial supply company Grainger defines sustainability as ‘doing business the right way.’

Grainger’s recycling efforts stretch far and wide, and include cardboard, plastic, paper, electronics and, of course, batteries. But for the company, recycling goes beyond sustainability. It’s a way to bring together customers and team members to do their part to protect the environment.

In September 2014, Grainger launched a three-month take-back challenge to its 365 branches in the U.S.. Stores ...

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FAQ: An Overview of the Newly Updated U.S. DOT Lithium Standards

In July 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) issued updated standards to the US transportation regulations for lithium batteries. These updates offer a greater level of consistency between the US DOT regulations and international transportation regulations.

Call2Recycle shares details on the changes and the impact on your organization’s battery recycling program. For more information, visit the DOT website.

What are the new standards?
The new DOT standards improve the safety of lithium cells and batteries during shipment. ...

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North America’s Consumer Battery Collection and Recycling Leader Continues Year-Over-Year Growth

Call2Recycle caps 18th straight year of protecting and preserving North America’s environmental footprint

Atlanta/Toronto – January 20, 2015 – Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, increased its total weight of material collected in 2014 for an 18th consecutive year.

With nearly 12 million pounds (5.4 million kilograms) of batteries and cellphones collected through Call2Recycle’s network in both the U.S. and Canada in 2014, the organization once again surpassed its total weight collected and recycled from the year ...

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