Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Celebrates 15 Years of Battery Recycling

WLSSD LogoA sanitary district might not be the first place you think of when recycling batteries. But the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) holds a special place in recycling circles as one of the few, if not only, government entity that promotes battery recycling to protect a local watershed.

Created by the Minnesota legislature in 1971, WLSSD is responsible for protecting the waterways and land surrounding the lower St. Louis River Basin. ...

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Testimony before the House Environmental Regulation Committee On H.B. 3153

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

May 5, 2015

TexasLegislatureNewsletterMy name is Carl Smith and I head the non-profit Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and arguably most successful product stewardship organization.  We are devoted to collecting and recycling consumer batteries in the US and Canada – we have recycled over 100 million pounds of used batteries since our inception in 1994.  The program is free to consumers, municipalities, retailers and ...

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Call2Recycle Partners Use Earth Day to Inspire Action!

Earth Day or April 22 is one of the most important days of the year for Call2Recycle and its partners. It’s an opportunity for people across the world to stop for a moment to think about how they can make a difference. This year, three of Call2Recycle’s partners promoted battery recycling with employees and customers through fun activities such as an employee fair, Facebook promotion and Twitter contest.

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“Green Guilt” on the Rise

New National Survey Finds More U.S. Residents Plan to Recycle Batteries and Electronics,
But Barriers Remain

Atlanta– April 21, 2015 – A new national survey commissioned by Call2Recycle, Inc. reports that approximately one-third (34 percent) of U.S. respondents suffer from ‘green guilt,’ or the feeling that they could and should be doing more to help preserve the environment.

This finding shows an increase over a similar 2012 survey where 29 percent of respondents admitted to experiencing green guilt.  While green ...

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Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Battery Recycling Program the Sioux Falls Way

Sioux Falls HHWAs the largest city in South Dakota (SD), Sioux Falls has a long history that dates to Native American tribes that settled near the Big Sioux River. Today, the city is a busy commerce hub populated with Fortune 500 company offices, residential developments and parks. It’s also a city on the forefront of sustainability efforts nationwide, thanks to the zealousness of its 160,000 environmentally minded residents in the four-county ...

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