Call2Recycle recently announced their collection statistics for 2008, and the numbers are staggering. With nearly a 10% increase in collection of rechargeable batteries from 2007, the success of the nation’s most comprehensive rechargeable battery solution has them optimistic and excited for a continued growth trend in 2009.
Just how successful was 2008 for Call2Recycle? The organization recycled 7 million pounds of rechargeable batteries throughout the year, which is the equivalent to the weight of approximately 163 school buses. “Many factors contributed to this year’s success, including new partnerships and the expansion of our collection program to include a new battery chemistry. But more than anything, continuous support and ongoing involvement from our retail, consumer and community partners has helped us grow our collection efforts year over year,” said Carl Smith, CEO, Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC). “Particularly as more attention is paid to the disposal of electronic waste, the Call2Recycle solution stands out as a viable means of handling rechargeable battery disposal.”
If you are unfamiliar with Call2Recycle and their cause, you can check out their easy to use website here.