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 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 or ...

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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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