Unprecedented Success: British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec Municipalities Lead Canada's Battery Recycling Surge

Call2Recycle Canada Reports More than 328% Collection Increase in Mandated Provinces

TORONTO (November 14, 2013) — Canadian municipalities in British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec have collected 625,000 kilograms of alkaline and rechargeable batteries so far this year via Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program.  This benchmark represents an increase of more than 328% over the same time period in 2012. But the surge in collections is not limited to just government-mandated provincial programs: collections in all municipalities nationwide ...

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Unprecedented Success: British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec Municipalities Lead Canada’s Battery Recycling Surge

Call2Recycle Canada Reports More than 328% Collection Increase in Mandated Provinces

TORONTO (November 14, 2013) — Canadian municipalities in British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec have collected 625,000 kilograms of alkaline and rechargeable batteries so far this year via Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program.  This benchmark represents an increase of more than 328% over the same time period in 2012. But the surge in collections is not limited to just government-mandated provincial programs: collections in all municipalities nationwide ...

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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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Battery Collection Program Encouraged by Proposed Ontario Waste Reduction Act

TORONTO (June 12, 2013) — Call2Recycle® Canada, the country’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship program, supports the proposed Waste Reduction Act and Waste Reduction Strategy recently announced by Ontario Environment Minister, Jim Bradley. This proposed policy would create a more open market, allowing organizations like Call2Recycle to build on their successful track record as an established, nationally-recognized battery collection program.

If passed, the Waste Reduction Act would place greater emphasis on individual companies to manage the end of life ...

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Battery Recycling Soared During Weekend Event

Torontonians recycled 2,500 kilograms of batteries during Call2Recycle® event with Guy Lafleur

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2010 – Call2Recycle®, a free battery and cellphone collection program in North America, is proud to announce that Torontonians recycled approximately 2,500 kilograms of batteries during a three hour event on Sept. 25 at the CN Tower with hockey legend Guy Lafleur.  More than 3,000 people joined in the recycling festivities.  Those who brought old batteries and cellphones for recycling were rewarded with signed hockey memorabilia.

“We ...

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