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Call2Recycle Reaches New Record in 2014

Call2Recycle Reaches New Record in 2014

Call2Recycle Inc., a consumer battery stewardship organization based in Atlanta, reports that it has increased its total weight of material collected in 2014 for an 18th consecutive year.
Nearly 12 million pounds of batteries and cellphones were collected through Call2Recycle’s network in the United States and Canada in 2014. Last year’s amount contributed to the 100 million pound milestone achieved by Call2Recycle since its collection efforts first began in 1996.  

According to Call2Recycle, its growth record confirms that residents on both sides of the border not only understand the importance of battery recycling but also are taking action. In fact, Canadians recycled more batteries in the first 10 months of 2014 than in all of 2013, the organization says. Specifically, the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec recorded double-digit collection growth over 2013. Meanwhile, the state of California, which collected more than 1 million pounds of batteries in 2014, led U.S. collections. 

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