Discarded Cellphones Proliferate – PowerSource Online

By Cheryl Lofrano-Zaske, Call2Recycle Safety & Compliance Manager

Proper disposal of wireless devices and the rechargeable batteries that power them is critical.

The population is exploding. Not just the human population, but wireless devices. According to CTIA-The Wireless Association®, there are 331.6 million wireless subscriber connections in the U.S., which is more than the population. Thanks to constant innovation and competition within the wireless industry, consumers are also frequently upgrading their wireless devices to take advantage of the newest and hottest mobile ...

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Got a New Gadget for Dad This Father’s Day? Protect the Environment by Recycling Used Electronics and Rechargeable Batteries

Survey Shows More than Half of Americans (57%) Possess Old Electronics Needing Disposal

 father and daughter looking at digital tabletATLANTA (May 23, 2012) – With the many gadgets and technology upgrades expected as gifts for Father’s Day, tech-loving dads everywhere may be wondering what to do with the old devices that become obsolete.  That’s why Call2Recycle®, the only no-cost rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program ...

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EPEAT Expands Leadership to Accelerate Green Electronics Momentum

Green electronics rating system names industry leader and innovator Robert Frisbee as CEO, enterprise and NGO sustainability leaders as Directors

Portland, OR, March 15, 2012 – In a move that builds on significant progress during its first five years of operation, EPEAT®, (www.epeat.net), announces the selection of Robert Frisbee as the organization’s first CEO. As a well-respected public- and private-sector executive experienced with building fast-growing organizations, Frisbee’s extensive industry knowledge and leadership will support EPEAT’s expansion to embrace new ...

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Battery Recycling on the Rise in A Down Economy

Major Retailers Spur Call2Recycle’s 6.9 percent Growth in 2009

ATLANTA, February 11, 2010 – Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America, today announced a 6.9 percent increase in overall collections, driven by major national retailers, municipalities and communities with a strong presence in the U.S. and Canada. Call2Recycle collected 6.1 million pounds (2.8 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries in 2009.

The rise in battery collections is attributed to increased efforts by major retailers, including The ...

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