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Call2Recycle wants Canadians to recycle their batteries for Earth Month

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In 2023, almost 6 million kilograms of used batteries were diverted from Canadian landfills through Call2Recycle's "Recycle Your Batteries, Canada!" program. Adobe Stock Images

Call2Recycle is calling on Canadians to celebrate Earth Month by stepping up their battery recycling efforts to help protect the environment. April is Earth Month, an extension of Earth Day observed on April 22. This month-long event serves as a reminder of the collective responsibility to protect the planet, and the critical role battery recycling plays in these efforts. With each battery recycled, Canadians can make a significant impact on the ecosystem. In 2023, almost 6 million kilograms of used batteries were diverted from Canadian landfills through Call2Recycle's "Recycle Your Batteries, Canada!" program.

In celebration of Earth Month, Call2Recycle Canada will roll out a series of initiatives aimed at encouraging Canadians to make a positive environmental impact:

  • The April Recycle Your Batteries, Canada! "Take Charge Contest" promotes awareness of battery recycling and offers Canadians the opportunity to win by responsibly recycling batteries at one of over 12,000 drop-off locations.
  • Call2Recycle is partnering with retailers, including Longo's and Batteries Expert, to enhance the ‘Take Charge Contest' through in-store activation.
  • Call2Recycle and Staples celebrate 20 years of working together to recycle batteries and will raise awareness through digital and social media activations.
  • Call2Recycle will recognize the Fall 2023 Battery Blitz School Contest winners in Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia. In collaboration with Earth Rangers, this program aims to educate and recognize the efforts of students and schools for their commitment to promoting battery recycling and environmental education within their communities.
  • Call2Recycle will share battery recycling guidance and information throughout the month, to educate the public about best practices. 

"Earth Month is an opportunity to consider our actions and the impact they can have on our planet," said Joe Zenobio, president of Call2Recycle Canada. "We encourage Canadians to 'Take Charge' this April by bringing their used batteries to one of Call2Recycle's participating convenient drop-off sites for recycling. With the support of our partners – members, provincial governments, and collection sites – we continue to make battery recycling more accessible and convenient for all Canadians."

When batteries reach their end-of-life, recycling is critical to keep people and property safe, address climate change, and build a strong circular economy. By responsibly recycling batteries, Canadians can prevent chemical or metal components of batteries from ending up in landfills. Recycling also allows for the recovery and reuse of these valuable components, which can be used to manufacture new products.

Call2Recycle says that 92 percent of Canadians live within 15 kilometres of a Call2Recycle drop-off location.

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Call2Recycle Canada - 4576 Yonge St, Suite 606
Toronto, ON
CA, M2N 6N4


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