Call2Recycle Posts Record Increase of Battery Recycling in 2010

ATLANTA (Jan. 18, 2011) –Call2Recycle®, North America’s only free battery and cellphone collection program, today announced a record-breaking 10.1 percent increase in its overall rechargeable battery collections in 2010. Through its network of more than 30,000 retail, municipal and business partners across the U.S. and Canada, Call2Recycle collected more than 6.7 million pounds (3 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries during the year.
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Call2Recycle Names New Executive Director in Canada

TORONTO (Dec. 16, 2010) – Call2Recycle®, North America’s only free battery and cellphone collection program, today announced its heightened commitment to diverting batteries from Canada’s landfills with the appointment of a new Canadian executive director and a reconstituted board of directors, as well as the opening of a new office in Toronto. Read More

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City of Hamilton Battery Recycling Success to be Rewarded with Hockey Legend Exhibition Game

HAMILTON, ON (Dec. 3, 2010) – Prior to the Dec. 3 Hamilton Bulldogs game, the City of Hamilton and Call2Recycle®, a free battery and cellphone collection program in North America, hosted a joint press conference to thank Hamiltonians for their efforts to divert batteries from local landfills. On Oct. 5, Hamiltonians were asked to collect batteries by Nov. 7 as part of the 3,000 kilogram battery recycling drive. That goal was well-surpassed, with more than 6,300 kilograms of batteries collected in Hamilton is just over a month, earning a special reward: a community event involving Lafleur and members of the Oldtimers’ Hockey Legends Team followed by Lafleur’s presence at the Oldtimers’ Legends hockey game at Copps Coliseum on March 6. Read More

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Thinking Beyond the Recycling Bin

ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2010 – Sustainability programs have become an integral part of daily business and organizational operations everywhere. Take-back programs for all types of recyclable items have materialized in business offices, retail stores, hospitals, universities, military bases, public agencies and other places where the environment is valued. As take-back programs expand, so do the challenges of managing them. Read More

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