California Product Stewardship Council Recognizes Call2Recycle for Achievements in Product Stewardship

Call2Recycle CEO, Carl Smith, receives the Bow and Arrow Award from California Product Stewardship Council

Call2Recycle CEO, Carl Smith, receives the Bow and Arrow Award from Kevin Hendrick, Chair of the California Product Stewardship Council.

ATLANTA (August 9, 2012) – Call2Recycle®, the leading consumer battery recycling program in North America,  was one of four California companies honored by the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) during the organization’s Arrow Awards ceremony held in Oakland, CA at the California Resource Recovery Association’s 36th annual conference.

Call2Recycle was honored with the Bow and Arrow Award for Coalition Building, for their efforts in bringing together leading companies and visionaries to create opportunities and innovations that drive today’s sustainability movement.

“Our participants and stakeholders are responsible for the Call2Recycle program receiving this prestigious award,” said Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle. “Thanks to them, the Call2Recycle battery and cellphone recycling program is able to illustrate the success a voluntary product stewardship program can achieve.”

Armstrong Ceiling Systems, No-Toil, and Shaw Industries also received statewide recognition for product take-back, system design and innovation, and overall excellence in product stewardship.

“We are so pleased to spotlight the contributions of these businesses and organizations that are truly product-stewardship stars in California,” said Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of the California Production Stewardship Council.

Honorees were escorted down a recycled red carpet, donated by Bentley Prince Street, a California carpet manufacturer.

For a complete list of honorees, including Honorable Mention recipients, please go to

About CPSC

CPSC educates both the public and private sectors about product stewardship and closely partners with businesses, jurisdictions, waste and recycling companies, manufacturers and others to promote and encourage sustainable practices. Through its annual Arrow Awards, the nonprofit recognizes companies that are taking a leadership role in waste reduction. For information, please visit

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