New Poll Reveals Green Attitudes of Mainstream Moms

Improper Disposal of Rechargeable Batteries is a Source of Concern for the Majority of Moms*

A group of momsATLANTA, May 9, 2013—Poll results released today illuminate some surprising insights into how America’s 85.4 million moms1 view what may be one of the most overlooked recyclables: rechargeable batteries.

Each year, Americans buy more than 350 million rechargeable batteries2 and send about 14,000 tons of them to landfills3. Most come from wireless devices like cellphones, ...

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Milwaukee Electric Tool: Leading the Way in Sustainability

What exactly does it take to win Call2Recycle’s Leader in Sustainability Award?

Just ask Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., a U.S. manufacturer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories, who was honored with the award for 2012. The annual award is given to companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability as part of the Call2Recycle program.

What’s Milwaukee’s secret?  A corporate culture committed to leading the industry in sustainable practices, including responsibly ...

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Important Considerations for Product Stewardship Legislation – Environmental Leader

Product stewardship legislation has been proposed and considered in a number of states. Legislation is often used to compel various product manufacturers and industries to participate in a qualified program. However, hurdles stand in the way of enacting laws that would be beneficial for the environment, business, communities and future generations of people who will be affected by the outcome.

As product stewardship proponents, we need to identify ways to help facilitate adoption of these bills. This starts with a ...

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Milwaukee® Receives 2012 Leader in Sustainability Award

Demonstrating an exceptional commitment to their battery recycling program, Milwaukee Tool was recently honored with Call2Recycle’s “2012 Leader in Sustainability Award”.

            “In 2012, 10 million pounds of batteries were collected and diverted from local landfills through participants in the Call2Recycle® program. This success is due in large part to the enthusiastic participation of Leaders in Sustainability like Milwaukee Tool,” said Carl Smith, CEO & President, Call2Recycle, Inc. “Their consistent dedication to recycling programs demonstrates how organizations can have a positive ...

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Oregon House Hears Testimony on Small Rechargeable Battery Stewardship Act

On February 28th, the Oregon House Energy and Environment Committee heard testimony regarding HB 2938 – the Oregon Small Rechargeable Battery Stewardship Act. Similar to legislation being considered in Washington State, HB 2938 would have several requirements for a product stewardship program including easy access for the public to collection sites and the safe handling of rechargeable batteries according to state and federal laws. The bill is not intended to impact those that ...

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