Call2Recycle, a rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program, and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) have released the results of a study on battery recycling metrics. The report, “Battery Performance Metrics: Recommendations for Best Practice,” examines ways that stewardship performance is gauged and offers guidance that policy makers, manufacturers and program participants can use to evaluate and strengthen battery collection initiatives.
According to Call2Recycle and PSI, governments and businesses use a variety of methodologies to calculate collection and participation rates. These different methodologies result in discrepancies in reported metrics and the perceived success of programs.
A PDF of the report is available at www.productstewardship.us.