Call2Recycle's National Waste Ace Contests motivate Canadians to recycle hoarded batteries
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - As Canada's national consumer battery recycling stewardship organization, Call2Recycle Canada will be celebrating Waste Reduction Week (October 19-25) this year by calling on Canadians to stop hoarding dead batteries.
"Many Canadians still aren't sure how to properly dispose of batteries, so they squirrel them away in a cupboard, under the sink, a drawer in a desk, or a plastic bag in the garage," said Joe Zenobio, executive director, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. "Now is the time to gather them and take them to a drop-off location where they can be safely and properly recycled and given new life."
Batteries contain valuable materials, from metal alloys to plastics, so instead of collecting dust in homes, they can be responsibly recycled to create in-demand products like golf clubs, silverware and even new batteries.
Call2Recycle is revving up its efforts across the country, offering rewards to Canadians who divert the most batteries from landfills, and looking for regional 'Waste Aces'. A Waste Ace is someone who goes above and beyond to responsibly dispose of their waste seriously.
"Recycling used batteries has never been easier. Ninety-one per cent of Canadians live within 15 kilometers of a Call2Recycle drop-off location," said Zenobio. "We couldn't possibly provide such a convenient program without the dedication of our partners, the commitment of our employees, the unrelenting endorsement from our industry stewards, and of course the support of Canadians from across the country!"
Waste Reduction Week is the perfect time for Canadians all over the country to lead the recycling charge by recycling waste responsibly, and emerging as "Waste Aces."
About Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers. Since 1997, Call2Recycle has diverted over 45 million kilograms of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established more than 7,000 collection sites throughout Canada. A leader in its field, Call2Recycle was built upon a commitment to environmental sustainability and meets or exceeds the most rigorous recycling standards for the safe recycling and management of batteries. Learn more at call2recycle.ca or call 1.888.224.9764.
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For further information: please contact: Tia Thomas, Consultant, Environics Communications, [email protected], (416) 969-2729; Sandra Abuwalla, Director, Marketing & Communications, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., [email protected], (416) 307-2858