Call2Recycle: 100 million pounds of batteries collected since 1994

1173
Certified: 100 million pounds of batteries collected (Source: Call2Recycle Inc.)

Atlanta, Georgia — Call2Recycle Inc. has announced that its signature battery and cellphone recycling program has hit a substantial milestone – 100 million pounds (45 million kilograms) – diverted from landfills since 1994.  This total represents the weight of nearly 33,000 typical hybrid compact vehicles.

Call2Recycle is North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization that collects and recycles consumer batteries and cellphones at no cost throughout the United States and Canada.  The organization ensures that these items, which contain valuable resources, are responsibly recycled to create new batteries and other products, keeping potentially hazardous materials from entering the waste stream.

“A milestone such as this would not be possible without the longtime support and commitment from our employees, industry stewards, collection participants and consumers,” uunderlined Carl Smith, CEO & president of Call2Recycle, Inc. “It’s our core mission to collect batteries and we are all celebrating this incredible achievement and look forward to continuing our work together to reduce the impact on our environment for future generations and to recycling another 100 million pounds.”

The establishment of more than 34,000 collection locations, which all contributed to the 100 million pound (45 million kilograms) achievement, allows Call2Recycle to offer a drop-off site within 10 miles (15 km) of 89 percent of consumers across North America.  “Working together with retailers, local governments, municipalities and consumers has enabled us to expand the accessibility of our program, making it quick and easy to recycle batteries,” resumes Carl Smith.

Source: Call2Recycle Inc.