Call2Recycle has announced its renewed commitment to responsible hazardous waste disposal by joining the e-Stewards Enterprise program. e-Stewards Enterprise partners commit to making efforts to use e-Stewards Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers, who operate to the highest industry standard for the management of end-of-life electronic assets and materials under their control.
The e-Stewards initiative defines and promotes ethical and responsible electronics reuse and recycling best practices worldwide, including for batteries. e-Stewards Certified Recyclers abide by the trade rules set by the United Nations Basel Convention, which restricts the trade of hazardous waste between more developed countries and less developed countries. The program also requires the highest levels of environmental protection, safety and health, as well as data security.
“This designation underscores our continued commitment to operating the highest quality battery collection and recycling program in the world,” said Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle, Inc., in a statement. “Environmental excellence remains the foundation of our organization and our program, and we are proud to be part of the elite stakeholders who meet the gold standard required by the e-Stewards Certification.”
As a leading consumer battery stewardship program, Call2Recycle supports some of the most distinguished battery and electronics producers, retailers and municipalities to assist in the safe, proper management of their batteries at the end of their lives. Through its partnerships and public education and awareness efforts, Call2Recycle has collected and recycled more than 115 million pounds of consumer batteries over the past 25 years.
“Call2Recycle’s purpose directly aligns with our mission to ensure that effective and environmentally friendly recycling practices are accessible for consumers and producers alike,” said Jim Puckett, founder and executive director of Basel Action Network, creator of e-Stewards, in a statement. “We are excited to have this vital segment of the electronics stewardship eco-system committed to our program.”