In 2010, Call2Recycle®, the North American leader in consumer battery recycling, announced that battery recycling records were crushed, up 10.1 percent from 2009 to 6.7 million pounds.
Now, they have a similar announcement, only the percentage increase is even greater – a whopping 13.1 percent increase over 2010, totaling more than 7.6 million pounds of rechargeable batteries collected for recycling.
“We continue to focus on encouraging more consumers to recycle batteries so that we can limit the amount of virgin natural resources necessary to manufacture new ones,” said Carl Smith, CEO of Call2Recycle, in a press release. “We are very pleased with our growth of collections, but we also know that we have much more to do before we can claim success.”
Since 1994, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 70 million rechargeable batteries from landfills with the help of a network of 30,000 drop-off locations.