17 Jul '12, 1pm

4 largest battery manufacturers pledge to support nationwide #recycling program:

4 largest battery manufacturers pledge to support nationwide #recycling program:

Last week, Rayovac, Panasonic, Duracell and Energizer committed to a nationwide program that seeks to improve the recycling of household batteries. Together, these four companies have launched the non-profit Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR) that since last year has studied how to improve the recycling of batteries in the United States so that it is both environmentally sound and cost-effective. Such a move is important because battery recycling across the U.S. has long been haphazard and inconsistent. Retailers, including IKEA , have launched battery recycling programs in their stores, but Department of Transportation regulations covering the transport of spent batteries had the result of sending more batteries into landfill . In 2009, the DOT mandated that batteries shipped to recycling centers either have both ends covered with tape or were required to be individu...

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