Call2Recycle and Cirba Solutions expand battery recycling partnership
Cirba Solutions is expanding its collaboration with Call2Recycle. Cirba Solutions will serve as the non-profit's strategic partner in processing post-consumer lithium-ion batteries. Post-consumer batteries are batteries that are most frequently found in items such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, power tools, and other household items.
Cirba Solutions brings experience with commercial scale processing of various sources of feedstock including battery plant manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries from vehicles, consumer devices, and various other items. Cirba Solutions has two lithium-ion processing sites and is currently developing a new flagship facility.
Under the agreement, Cirba Solutions will process consumer lithium-ion batteries gathered by Call2Recycle from around the U.S. and lead the separation of critical materials from batteries to be placed back into the battery supply chain. Call2Recycle will leverage its experience in battery aggregation and collection. Ensuring traceability and transparency is a critical part of both Cirba Solutions and Call2Recycle. This vital link in the supply chain is supported by Call2Recycle's GreenTrax platform, which provides a secure framework for data sharing.
"Cirba Solutions has been a key strategic partner for Call2Recycle by being highly adaptable and innovative. Cirba Solutions' processing capabilities support a critical need in helping create a better future. This will ensure that we can continue to support sustainability sourced content and do our part to build a circular better supply chain," said Leo Raudys, CEO and president of Call2Recycle.
"As a leading lithium-ion processor, we have a rich history working with Call2Recycle as our businesses have been collaborating for nearly a decade," said David Klanecky, president and CEO of Cirba Solutions. "Combining our battery recycling knowledge with Call2Recycle's commitment and passion to deliver sustainable and effective recycling options is a win-win for the environment as well as the battery supply chain. Together, we look forward to providing our communities with safe and responsible means of recycling their batteries."
Call2Recycle and Cirba Solutions continue to explore collaboration areas to expand offerings to support convenient and safe collection aimed at increasing battery recycling rates.