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. The updated standards were ...

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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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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 ...

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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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