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Webinar: Battery Take-Back: A Sustainable Solution
Thursday, March 02, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM PDT
Category: Webinars

Battery Take-Back: A Sustainable Solution
Thursday, March 2, 2017 (10:00 am - 11:30 pm PST)

The demand for single-use and rechargeable batteries has significantly increased over the last decade as society switches to using more mobile products. When household batteries aren’t properly disposed, however, they represent a serious threat to the environment and public health, as well as a significant waste of recyclable materials. Proper management is especially an issue in rural areas, where scattered collection sites are inconvenient for residents. In the United States, the industry-funded take-back program, Call2Recycle, provides free collection containers and recycling services for rechargeable batteries to retailers, schools, libraries, and other municipal locations. Call2Recycle also services rural and other jurisdictions in Vermont, which recently passed the country's first single-use battery recycling law thanks in part to strong support from local governments. In this webinar, PSI's expert speakers will share tangible strategies for rural communities to increase both rechargeable and single-use battery recycling.

Contact: Suzy Whalen, suzy@productstewardship.us, 617-236-8293