14 Million Pounds of Used Batteries in 2016

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Consumers Recycle Record-Setting 14 Million Pounds of Used Batteries in 2016

Call2Recycle Reports Double Digit Growth in Battery Collections; Credits Growing Consumer Network

Atlanta/Toronto – January 19, 2017 – Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest battery stewardship and recycling organization, today reported that consumers recycled a record-setting 14 million pounds (6.3 million kilograms) of batteries and cellphones in collections throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2016. Enhanced accessibility and consumer awareness played a vital role in driving the 12 percent ...

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Call2Recycle and Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids Program declare Battery Busters: Waste Reduction Week Contest a huge success!

Toronto – Nearly 200 schools across Canada registered in the Call2Recycle® and EcoKids Battery Busters: Waste Reduction Week Contest, which resulted in 13,869 kg of used or expired batteries collected for recycling. The contest came on the heels of the highly successful Battery Busters: Spring Cleaning Contest and created an opportunity for students and teachers to take their waste reduction efforts to the next level. Organizers are thrilled with the results.

Joe Zenobio, Executive Director, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. says, “We are ...

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International Battery Recycling Congress ICBR 2016

More circular economy: Battery recyclers facing new challenges

 

Antwerp, September 14, 2016: Mobile devices wouldn’t be what they are today without the light metal lithium. Smartphones and cameras, but also electric cars and even electricity grids would not be able to operate without lithium-ion batteries. For that reason, the powerful batteries are predicted to have a great future ahead of them. The demand for mobile telephones alone is expected to generate an average of six per cent growth per ...

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North American Battery Recycling Reaches New Collection Heights

Battery Collection & Recycling Program Reports 20 Percent Increase

AtlantaJuly 21, 2016 – A record 3.3 million kilograms (7.3 million pounds) of single-use and rechargeable batteries recycled at the mid-year mark, an increase of 20 percent compared to the same time period last year, reports Call2Recycle, Inc., the first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization serving the U.S. and Canada. This achievement contributes to the more than 52 million kilograms (115 million pounds) of batteries diverted from U.S. ...

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Why Recycling Is Not Enough

Call2Recycle, Inc. releases white paper on how organizations can embrace the circular economy.

April 20, 2016Atlanta –Recycling can be seen as the defining strategy to reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact, however, optimal solutions for waste management are far more subtle and complex.  Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, today released: “Shifting the Focus from End-of-Life Recycling to Continuous Product Lifecycles,” a white paper on how embracing the concepts of a circular economy ...

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