The Call2Recycle Battery Seal Celebrates Its 20th Birthday!

Did you realize that one of the most important historical symbols of Call2Recycle is its battery seal? Created in the early days of RBRC (The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation), the forerunner to Call2Recycle, Inc., the seal symbolizes two decades of safe and responsible recycling of rechargeable batteries across North America.

How the Seal Came to Be

When Call2Recycle was created in 1994, the first challenge executives faced was establishing a way to fund operations and to meet the 1996 Battery Act labeling ...

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British Columbia Takes the Green Approach

BC_BestPlaceOnEarth_SquareMention the words ‘British Columbia’ (B.C.) and most people have visions of stunning natural beauty, stretching from the western shores of Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies. Working to preserve these natural resources is B.C.’s Ministry of the Environment (B.C. MoE), which embraces recycling as a key component of its environmental strategy.

The B.C. MoE selected Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., as the all-battery collection and recycling agency for the province. The goal was to establish ...

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Why First Responder Battery Recycling Programs Are Good for Communities

FireRescue1-5When first responders travel to an emergency, cordless communications and electronic devices are critical to saving time and accurately assessing and communicating the situation. Recycling isn’t a priority like it may be at home or in work environments where travel is not part of the everyday job.  But first responders protect the community and the environment every day in their jobs.  Recycling is a natural extension of this commitment.

Consider the hundreds ...

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Next-generation Recycling Facility Epitomizes Convenience

Peerless Road has been a recycling site for British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) since the 1970s. Since its early days, the Recycling & Waste Management Division of Cowichan Valley has always made the recycling site available to residents in Ladysmith, Saltair, Chemainus, North Oyster, and Cedar. Over time, the site’s layout became inefficient for recycling purposes and difficult to access, especially in wet conditions. By the end of 2011, the only leftover from the site’s original purpose was ...

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Call2Recycle Canada Sees Dramatic Growth in Past 17 Years

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In 2013, Call2Recycle Canada collected 3.7 million pounds (1.7 million kilograms) of batteries–the most batteries collected in one year by the organization.  The company has collected 13.2 million pounds (6 million kilograms)—or the weight of 880 large African elephants—since the program started in 1997.

What lies behind this steady growth? One could guess provincial mandates or a growing interest in recycling by consumers and they would be correct. But behind this growth ...

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