North American battery recycling up 16 percent in 2012

By Kerri Jansen
WASTE & RECYCLING NEWS

Published: February 6, 2013 3:03 pm ET
Updated: February 6, 2013 3:05 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Recycling

ATLANTA -- A record 10 million pounds of batteries were collected for recycling in 2012, product stewardship organization Call2Recycle announced. That's a 16 percent increase over 2011 collections.

California became the first state in this history of the collection program to contribute more than one million pounds.

"Our 2012 performance is vitally linked to the support of our program participants, consumers, and key constituents," Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle, said in a statement. "Without their environmental commitment, we would not be able to continue successfully collecting, transporting and recycling the millions of pounds of batteries across the U.S. and Canada."


Comments

North American battery recycling up 16 percent in 2012

By Kerri Jansen
WASTE & RECYCLING NEWS

Published: February 6, 2013 3:03 pm ET
Updated: February 6, 2013 3:05 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Recycling group releases shrink sleeve label guidelines

September 26, 2014 4:02 pm ET

A post-consumer plastics recycling trade group is out with a set of recommendations to help guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve...    More

Image

Recycling rates continuing to climb for EPS used in transport packaging

September 25, 2014 11:28 am ET

Recycling of the expanded polystyrene used in transport packaging continues to rise, extending what has now been a years-long push even higher.    More

Image

PRE taking the first steps to increase PET tray recycling

September 25, 2014 10:33 am ET

A set of new guidelines covering design-for-recycling for PET trays has been published by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the Brussels-based trade...    More

Image

Recycling equipment maker Vecoplan opens tech center in Germany

September 24, 2014 3:25 pm ET

Vecoplan AG recently held a grand opening of its 17,000-square-foot technology center in Bad Marienburg, Germany, equipped with more than 25 machines ...    More

Image

Study: Consumers, industry EPS recycling rates on the rise

September 23, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Recycling of post-consumer and post-commercial expanded polystyrene hit an all-time high of 34 percent in 2013, according to a new report.    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends and micro trends faced by companies that do business in Mexico. The report also provides key industry statistics and forecasts to anticipate future industry expansion.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events