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Allan Gerlat

July 10, 2012

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Battery Recycling Organization Seeks Partner

The Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR), a non-profit organization comprising the four largest U.S. battery companies, is seeking a business partner for the collection and recycling of household batteries.

"Our vision is to have an industry-led voluntary program that redefines how U.S. consumers dispose of batteries, maximizing the reuse of spent battery materials and producing zero waste to landfill," said Marc Boolish, president of the Rosslyn, Va.-based CBR, in a news release.

The organization is seeking proposals from businesses to serve as the stewardship organization that would develop and manage an environmentally positive and cost-effective national program for recycling primary batteries.

The CBR began in 2011 as a governing entity for a national battery recycling program. It includes Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac.

The program will focus on the collection of all consumer batteries and recycling of primary cylindrical and prismatic alkaline manganese, zinc carbon, and lithium batteries up to a maximum of 4.4 pounds, and zinc air, silver oxide, alkaline manganese and lithium button/coin cells.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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