Testimony before the California Select Committee on Waste & Recycling by Call2Recycle, Inc.

November 4th, 2015 – Assemblyman Gordon and committee members, good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before the Committee. My name is Carl Smith and I’m CEO & President of Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first product stewardship organization and arguably its most successful.

Since 1994, Call2Recycle, Inc., has collected over 110 million pounds of consumer batteries throughout the US and Canada via 35,000+ publicly accessible collection sites. I also head ReturnMeds LLC, a subsidiary of Call2Recycle, Inc., which recently was ...

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New Board Appoinments Signal Growth at National Battery Stewardship Organization

Energizer and Spectrum Brands (Rayovac) Join Call2Recycle, Inc. U.S. Board of Directors As Organization Expands into Recycling Single-Use Batteries 

Atlanta, U.S. – November 5, 2015Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, announced today that it has elected two new members to its board of directors. The addition of the two new members comes as the organization builds upon its successful rechargeable battery collection and recycling program and expands into primary (single-use) battery collection ...

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2015 Austin Recharge Challenge

Congratulations to North Village Library Branch for winning the 2015 Recharge Challenge!

To increase consumer awareness about the importance of battery recycling to the environment, the City of Austin, Texas, and Call2Recycle sponsored the Austin Recharge Challenge from Aug. 17 to Sept. 18. City residents were asked to bring their used single-use and rechargeable batteries to one of 21 neighborhood library branches or other Call2Recycle drop-off locations.

The campaign was a tremendous success, with almost 6,000 lbs. (2,722 kg.) of batteries collected ...

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Austin Libraries Vie to Receive a Gift of $1,000

In 2010, the city of Austin, Texas, adopted the state’s first Zero Waste Master Plan to reduce the amount of trash it sends to its landfills by 90% by 2040. As part of meeting that goal, the city is encouraging city residents to drop off their used single-use and rechargeable batteries at one of the 21 local libraries and other drop-off locations between Aug. 17 and Sept. 18.

What’s in it for the library? A $1,000 donation for the library that ...

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Call2Recycle Presents to Connecticut Environment Committee

Testimony before the Connecticut Environment Committee 

By Carl E. Smith, CEO / President, Call2Recycle, Inc.

Raised Bill 6957

March 11, 2015

Carl Smith 1x1.25-180x200Good morning.  Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today regarding this committee’s consideration of battery product stewardship legislation.

My name is Carl Smith and I head the non-profit Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s oldest and arguably most successful product ...

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