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Battery Recycling Charged Up Across North America

More than 5.7 million pounds of batteries were kept out of US and Canadian landfills and recycled so far this year, reports battery stewardship organization Call2Recycle.

This means battery collections are on target to grow for the 19th consecutive year, Call2Recycle says.

About 90 percent of both US and Canadian residents live within 10 miles of one of Call2Recycle’s more than 34,000 public drop-off locations. Battery collections from this network, including retailers and municipalities, across both the US and Canada increased by 6 percent so far in 2015.

In the US, Western states, Northern Plains and the Great Lakes regions drove the bulk of growth at 11 percent; while regionally, British Columbia and Ontario grew collections by 19 percent and 7 percent respectively. Since its launch in 2010, British Columbia has collected and recycled more than 4.5 million pounds of batteries.

Last year, Call2Recycle reached a milestone of collecting 100 million pounds in total collections throughout their network in both the US and Canada since launching in 1996.



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