New Back-to-School Poll: Student Millennials Get Passing Grades on the Why and How of Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Results illuminate potential to close the gap between knowledge and action

iStock_000017373299MediumATLANTA, August 28, 2013—A new back-to-school poll shows that student Millennials know why it’s important to recycle rechargeable batteries and how to do it. With 58% planning to get rid of at least one device by the end of the calendar year, there is an opportunity for them to make great improvements in the environment by embracing their knowledge and acting upon ...

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Critical Considerations Can Mean Success or Failure for an EPR Program – Environmental Leader

Success in any industry invariably begets copycats. When a zombie movie dominates the box office, more zombie movies follow. And it’s not limited to just Hollywood. We’ve seen the same thing in public policy.

When some governments realized that privatizing services such as waste management could raise capital, many others followed. But copying success is no guarantee of continued success. There have been many bad zombie films. And there have been many instances where privatizing critical municipal services has resulted ...

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Out with the Old, In with the New: Father’s Day Gifts Can Generate Disposal Dilemmas

Call2Recycle Lists Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts That Should Be Recycled, Not Thrown Out

Happy African American Father and Mixed Race Son Having Fun Using Touch Pad Computer Tablet Outside.ATLANTA, June 10, 2013 — On Father’s Day, the sixth busiest retail sales holiday, more than 70 million dads across the U.S. will be honored with a broad range of gifts. Many of dads’ top-picks—tech gadgets powered by rechargeable batteries—will replace older models of ...

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Recycling in America: What’s Missing? – Environmental Leader

While recycling in the US continues to grow, one only has to look at Europe to appreciate how much further this country needs to go. The breadth of materials that are collected and recycled in Europe, particularly in northern European countries like the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, significantly exceed what is collected in the US. The collection rates on these materials seem unfathomably high to waste experts in the US. Much of this can be attributed to the general European ...

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National Battery Stewardship Organization Establishes Central U.S. Battery Sorting Hub with Wistron GreenTech

Call2Recycle Augments Battery Sorting Capabilities with Texas-based Facility

ATLANTA (May 28, 2013) – With rechargeable battery use on the rise, Call2Recycle®—the first and largest battery stewardship program in North America—has signed an operational agreement with Wistron GreenTech to increase the sorting capacity for its no-cost battery recycling program.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Wistron Corporation, Wistron GreenTech operates an electronic material recycling facility in McKinney, Texas.

Wistron GreenTech is now the second ...

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