Call2Recycle®, the first and largest consumer battery recycling program, which operates in the U.S. and Canada, is proud to announce their renewed commitment to responsible hazardous waste disposal by joining the e-Stewards® Enterprise program. e-Stewards Enterprise partners commit to making best efforts to use e-Stewards Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers, who operate to the highest industry standard for the management of end-of-life electronic assets and materials under their control.
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Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Joe Borsellino and Peter Daley. Each brings extensive industry experience and valuable perspectives to the board, strengthening Call2Recycle's leadership as regulated product stewardship becomes a key provincial strategy for achieving waste management and environmental goals.
Prince Edward Island approves Call2Recycle Canada as official single-use and rechargeable battery stewardship program
Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada's consumer battery collection and recycling organization, has been approved by the Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment as a regulated battery stewardship program to collect and recycle consumer batteries. Its five-year, all-battery consumer collection and recycling plan will be implemented in early 2019.
Throughout October, the Avoid the Spark campaign -- a public education effort to reduce battery safety incidents -- returns to the Bay Area to engage the community. Efforts include local county battery collections, a cornerstone event benefiting the California Fire Foundation, and the launch of a dedicated battery safety resource webpage, www.avoidthespark.com. This second phase builds on the Avoid the Spark campaign launch in May, spurred by the growing epidemic of battery-related fires at recycling and waste facilities along with the hidden dangers of trashing lithium-based batteries.
Call2Recycle Canada encourages consumers to replace and recycle used batteries when ‘Springing Forward'
Sunday March 11, Call2Recycle Canada, the country's leading consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, reminds consumers to change, replace and recycle used batteries for Daylight Saving Time. This includes checking battery-operated items like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, along with other frequently used household or workplace items.
Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., the country's leading consumer battery stewardship and recycling organization, has achieved the latest Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification, R2:2013. R2 is the leading standard for recycling organizations and is recognized by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), an electronic recycling non-profit that serves as the housing-body for the R2 standard. The distinction reinforces Call2Recycle's commitment to following stringent requirements on the safe and secure collecting and processing of batteries.
Call2Recycle, North America's first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, encourages Canadians and Americans to Lead the Charge on National Battery Day (February 18th). The annual awareness day asks consumers and organizations to scour their homes and offices - especially junk drawers, closets and garages - for used batteries, which they can bring to a Call2Recycle drop-off location or start their own program.
Call2Recycle, North America's first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, has reported that their partners, stewards and collection sites recycled nearly 14 million pounds (6.3 million kilograms) of batteries throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2017. These results contribute to Call2Recycle's mission of keeping batteries out of landfills. To date, the program has recycled 144 million pounds (65 million kilograms) of batteries.
Call2Recycle, Inc., North America's first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, has announced that Susan Repo, the Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Finance at Tesla, Inc., will be joining the organization's United States Board of Directors.
Consumer Battery Collection & Recycling Leader Releases Innovation to Increase Battery Safety and Reduce Risks
TORONTO, Ontario - Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada's national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, has announced an innovation to bolster the safety in handling and transporting potentially dangerous batteries in Canada. Its battery collection containers now will include an innovative, flame retardant liner. This new feature is part of the organization's Charge Up Safety!™ initiative to further the safe collection, transport and recycling of consumer batteries.
Winnipeg, MB - December 20, 2017 - To encourage residents in Winnipeg to keep batteries out of landfills, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. partnered with Winnipeg Public Library to host a contest focused on keeping batteries out of our landfills. From October 16-30, 2017, 18 Winnipeg Public Library branches competed to create the most eye-catching battery display and collect the most weight in spent batteries to earn the title of 2017 Winnipeg Waste Ace.
Call2Recycle, Inc. advances its commitment to safety with the introduction of its new flame retardant box liner
Call2Recycle, Inc., North America's largest consumer battery stewardship organization, has announced an innovation to bolster the safety in handling and transporting potentially dangerous batteries. Its U.S. battery collection containers will include an innovative, flame retardant liner. This new feature is part of the organization's Charge Up Safety! initiative to further the safe collection, transport and recycling of consumer batteries.
Safety-related and fire incidents involving hoverboards, cellphones, headphones and laptops are making the headlines. Many of these incidents are being traced to batteries, further intensifying safety concerns.
Call2Recycle, North America's first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling organization, based out of Atlanta and Toronto, is encouraging consumers across the U.S. and Canada to Lead the Charge on National Battery Day (February 18) by collecting and recycling their used batteries.
Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada's national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, is starting the new year with two milestone celebrations – the 20th anniversary of its commitment to help Canadians collect used batteries for recycling, and record-breaking collections in 2016.