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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Ritz Camera Western Stores Join the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation?s Call2Recycle Program

Participation provides convenient collection sites for customers throughout western U.S.

ATLANTA, July 31, 2008 – Ritz Camera, one of the nation’s leading retail camera and photo chains, and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries, have partnered to bring the nation’s largest rechargeable battery recycling solution, Call2Recycle, to Ritz Camera stores throughout the western U.S..

Beginning on August 1, Call2Recycle collection boxes will be located in more than 140 ...

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Survey Reveals That More than Forty Percent of Builders Actively Recycle Used Rechargeable Batteries from Power Tools

However, disparity between recycling knowledge and practices shows room for growth

ORLANDO, May 8, 2007 – Many of the cordless power tools that builders rely on are powered by rechargeable batteries, which should be recycled when they no longer hold a charge instead of being thrown away. According to a recent survey commissioned by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), many builders currently dispose of these batteries properly, with 44 percent indicating that they recycle the ...

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RBRC Provides Retailers with a Free and Easy Way to Comply with New York City’s New Rechargeable Battery Recycling Legislation

Call2Recycle rechargeable battery and cellphone recycling program is available to all New York City retailers at no cost

NEW YORK, November 30, 2006 – The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries and cellphones, today announced that it will support New York City retailers in their efforts to comply with the requirements of the “New York City Rechargeable Battery Recycling Ordinance” (Introductory Number 70-A). RBRC executives, local New York City Council Members Michael ...

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The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) Releases Survey Results of This Old House Readers

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) Releases Survey Results of “This Old House” Readers

ATLANTA, November 21, 2006 –In a recent survey conducted amongst This Old House readers by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to rechargeable battery and cellphone recycling, over half of the respondents (57%) surveyed said they already recycle their used rechargeable batteries found in their homes.

The survey, conducted online to more than 53,000 This Old House readers, was developed to learn more about ...

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