Ontario Industry Stewardship Plan Update

As 2013 draws to a hectic close, Call2Recycle Canada continues to progress its Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) with Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO).  Call2Recycle has been collecting batteries in the province since 1997 but is now seeking the opportunity to become the official stewardship program for all consumer batteries in the province.

Feedback already collected from environmentally-conscious Canadians across the country, including Ontario, confirms that convenience is one of the most important factors.  The more recycling a consumer can do at once ...

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Physio-Control Integrates Rechargeable Battery Recycling Into its Culture

iStock_000010469722MediumIn a life-threatening emergency, the last thing first responders need to worry about is whether the equipment has charged batteries.  This issue is especially important to Physio-Control, a leading manufacturer of professional emergency medical response solutions for hospitals, emergency responders, and the workplace and community since 1955.

Fully charged rechargeable batteries play a critical part in the success of Physio-Control’s products.  Physio-Control designs custom, technologically advanced rechargeable batteries to be used in devices ...

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Battery Stewardship Program Sets Recycling Records

Call2Recycle Canada Collects 1.7 Million Kilograms of Used Batteries in 2013; Surpasses 6 Million Kilograms Since Inception

TORONTO (November 4, 2013) – Call2Recycle®—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—today announced it has set a new program record by collecting 1.7 million kilograms of used batteries in Canada so far this year. This reflects an increase of 27% from what was collected in all of 2012, with two months still remaining in the calendar year. The milestone marks the largest amount ...

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Bridging the Behavioral Gap for Recycling Success – Environmental Leader

RecycleAllIn the environmental and product stewardship industry, there is a lot of talk about the barriers that stand in the way of really successful recycling in product take-back programs. Physical barriers, like accessibility and product design, present significant and well-documented hurdles. The not-so-tangible, seldom-discussed consumer behavioral barriers present a special challenge to those of us who are in the business of moving people toward more sustainable, environmentally responsible behaviors.

While there are ...

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DEWALT Fall Trade-In Event: Discounts for Recycling Rechargeable Batteries

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ATLANTA (Nov. 1, 2013) – DEWALT® is offering a discount on purchases of new DEWALT power tool batteries when customers recycle their used rechargeable batteries throughout the month of November. Call2Recycle®—North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program—is a driving force during DEWALT’s November trade-in initiative.

From November 1 – 30, customers who drop off any brand of rechargeable battery from a cordless power tool, such as a cordless drill, ...

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