What is an Industry Steward or a Member?
Industry stewards are the battery producers that fund the Call2Recycle program to ensure that the batteries they are introducing into the marketplace are responsibly recycled when they reach their end of life.
Licensees specifically refer to those battery manufacturers that are financially supporting the Call2Recycle program through the licensing and placement of battery seals on their rechargeable batteries and/or battery-powered products.
Members typically refer to a set of Canadian battery producers that are participating in a provincially-approved program to recover and reclaim end-of-life household batteries. The regulations can vary from province to province, but typically, members can be battery manufacturers, retailers, or marketers that chose to participate in the Call2Recycle program in order to easily comply with the local regulations.