Canada's largest retailer and etailer of consumer electronics recognized
for excellence in battery recycling
Future Shop is recognized as a "Leader in Sustainability" for
outstanding practices in battery recycling.
Call2Recycle created the award to recognize an elite group of
organizations setting an example for environmental sustainability by
helping to steer hazardous waste away from landfills.
In 2011, 135 Future Shop stores participated in the Call2Recycle
program, sending 1,091 boxes full of batteries weighing 34,500 lbs. for
BURNABY, BC, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest
retailer and etailer of consumer electronics has been recognized by
Call2Recycle as part of an elite group of Canadian organizations who
have set the example for environmental sustainability by helping steer
hazardous waste, specifically batteries, away from landfills. In 2011,
135 of 149 Future Shop stores collected 34,500 lbs. of batteries for
recycling through the Call2Recycle program.
"As a consumer electronics retailer, it is important to us that we have
programs in place to help our customers recycle their electronics and
batteries responsibly," says Christa Copeland, Future Shop
Environmental Affairs. "Working with organizations like Call2Recycle,
Future Shop continues to strive towards expanding our recycling
programs to offer more options for our customers."
In addition to battery recycling, Future Shop stores across the country
offer customers the opportunity to bring in various electronic devices
for free recycling depending on the provincial recycling programs that
are in place.
"We congratulate Future Shop for embracing our battery recycling program
and their incredible achievement in collections", says Joe Zenobio,
Executive Director of Call2Recycle Canada. "Organizations like Future
Shop were pivotal in helping Call2Recycle reach more than 850,000
kilograms (1.87M pounds) of collections in Canada in 2011. This
represents a 17 per cent increase in rechargeable batteries over 2010,
and an astounding 157 per cent increase in primary battery collections.
We look forward to our continued partnership."
For more information, visit www.futureshop.ca/green. To learn more about Call2Recycle, visit www.call2recycle.ca.
About Future Shop
With 149 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and
etailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000
technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to
deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca
also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for
technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews,
tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to
recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and
supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local
youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).
SOURCE Future Shop
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