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Responsible Battery Management: Call2Recyle as a Product Stewardship Model Tim Warren, Call2Recycle Central Regional Account Mgr Nebraska PSI Webinar,

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1 Responsible Battery Management: Call2Recyle as a Product Stewardship Model Tim Warren, Call2Recycle Central Regional Account Mgr Nebraska PSI Webinar, October 11, 2011

2 Product Stewardship: Household Batteries Single Use/Primary  Alkaline (Alkaline Manganese)  Zinc Carbon  Silver Oxide Button Cell  Lithium (button, AA, AAA etc.)  Zinc Air (button) Rechargeable/Secondary (multiple use/re-energize)  Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)  Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)  Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)  Small Sealed Lead

3 Product Stewardship: Rechargeable Batteries  Call2Recycle ®  Industry’s first and only stewardship program for batteries  Program of Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, a 501c4 Non-profit founded in 1994  Free program for battery recycling  Infrastructure throughout U.S. and Canada  Funded through licensing of Battery Recycling Seals and fee assessed by battery manufacturers on their products

4 Rechargeable batteries Look for the Recycling Seal If the electronic recharges by being plugged into a wall socket, its rechargeable. If it has a backup battery for loss of electricity, the battery is rechargeable

5 Rechargeable Batteries are used in hundreds of products and applications Cellular & cordless phones, cordless power tools, laptop computers, medical equipment, two-way radios, camcorders, bar code scanners, portable environmental equipment, building security and fire alarm systems, exit signage, and emergency lighting, UPS back up systems, camcorders/ digital cameras, solar lighting

6 Partner with retailers to proactively collect and recycle batteries from the public

7 U.S. Retail Partners Home Depot, RadioShack, Lowes, Interstate All Battery Centers, Sears/K-Mart, Best Buy, Office Depot, many others Over 30,000 locations that consumers can recycle used rechargeable batteries and cell phones, conveniently and for free Promote website- and zip code directory for locating nearest recycling location (retailer, local govt. recycling center)www.call2recycle.org 800 number on battery seal

8 Call2Recycle extended to any entity, free of charge, industry funded Community Residential Programs (drop off, curbside, electronics collection events, HHW permanent sites and collection events Municipal Departments/Public Use Facilities- Operationally generated batteries Public Agencies: Military, Airports, State and Federal Agencies Corporations/Businesses Non-profit organizations

9 Great “add on” material for your Community Recycling Program Add Rechargeable Batteries to your community recycling program Advocate other public agencies enroll and recycle their operationally generated rechargeable batteries (police, fire, EMS, Public Works/Streets) Advocate other entities in your community recycle batteries: hospitals, schools, airports, convention centers, utilities Data can be tied for all collections-residential, municipality departments to help with recycling reporting and accountability

10 Add Rechargeable Batteries to your E-Waste Collection event

11 Add batteries to your HHW Collection Events

12 How Call2Recycle can be implemented in your community Enroll (website- or Customer Service Department ( ) or by - Receive a Call2Recycle/RBRC site ID number of each location to be enrolled. This site ID number is unique to your location Receive materials to either start recycling batteries one of two ways: Box program Bulk Ship

13 Education

14 DOT and Environmentally Compliant Program Call2Recycle is compliant with all local, state and federal environmental regulations; Universal Waste compliant. DOT compliant collection and transport C2R program is designed, approved and funded by the manufacturers of rechargeable batteries as an environmental stewardship program C2R program is model program referenced by USEPA and State of California battery law C2R has industry commensurate $5,000,000 environmental impairment/pollution liability insurance coverage, and $2,000,000 policy for transport coverage First and only battery recycler recognized as E-Steward by BAN (Basel Action Network)

15 Call2Recycle Program Recycling Process

16 Questions ??? To learn more or to enroll your facility in the Call2Recycle program, please... Visit: Call our Customer Service Department toll free: (877) or Call2Recycle Account Mgr. Tim Warren (mobile)


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