It’s been 25 years since the first efforts to recycle consumer batteries began. During that time, a lot has changed and some things, unfortunately, have not. While there’s no crystal ball for the future of batteries and recycling, a look at the last 25 years provides an appreciation of the work done and a glimpse into the future marketplace.
According to a recent Nielsen survey, respondents believe that their biggest contribution to the preservation of the environment is recycling. Plastic bottles, followed by paper and cardboard, are the two most frequently cited materials consumers say they recycle. But without overt leadership on the issue, our limited success in recycling … Read more »
Historically, federal, state and local government have managed environmental issues through regulation, assessing potential harm to human health and instituting policies that minimize risks. The result has been both environmental and human health protection governed by a myriad of requirements, reports and restrictions. The aspiration of product stewardship – seeking … Read more »