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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Recycle rechargeable batteries.

A few months ago, I got rid of a old laptop that is now woefully out-of-date. Knowing how important it is to recycle rechargeable batteries, I remembered a post I'd done on Call 2 Recycle, a corporation that recycles cell phones and rechargeable batteries "to benefit the environment and charitable organizations". I need an easy and responsible way to get rid of the battery that's been in my back seat since last year, and Call 2 Recycle has it!

Here's how you can participate:

* Click www.call2recycle.org to find a drop-off site near you.

* Call the consumer helpline, 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE, to find the retail collection site nearest you.

* Visit a retail collection site. This is new since my last post.
In the US: Alltel, Batteries Plus, Black & Decker, Cingular Wireless, The Home Depot, Lowe's, Milwaukee Electrical Tool, Office Depot, Orchard Supply, Porter Cable Service Centers, RadioShack, Remington Product Company, Sears, Target, US Cellular, and Verizon Wireless.
In Canada: Battery Experts, Battery Plus, Bell World, FIDO, Future Shop, The Home Depot, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Makita Factory Service Centers, Personal Edge/ Centre du Rasoir, Revy, Sears, The Sony Store, The Source by Circuit City, Telus Mobility and Zellers.

* Teach students, yourself and others about the benefits of recycling rechargeable batteries. This is new too! "The lesson plan uses batteries as the basis for developing student's math, science and history skills. By offering a series of interactive experiments and thought-provoking exercises, the program teaches students' about the merits of battery power, safety tips, and how to properly recycle batteries to keep our environment clean and livable." And it's free!

The website is available in Français , Español , Chinese, and English. So round up all your unused rechargeable batteries that may no-longer hold a charge and drop them off at a recycling site near you. It couldn't be easier!

"Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence." -Henri Frederic Amiel philosopher and writer (1821-1881)

2 comments:

Karama said...

If you wondered, as I did, which charitable organizations Call 2 Recycle supports, take heart! Here's your answer: The Boys and Girls Club of American and the National Center for
Exploited and Missing Children.


Two great organizations! No go find your unused cell phones and rechargable batteries. Thanks!

HP notebook batteries said...

I think its great that batteries will begin to run through solar energy. I mean its about time that our planet started initiating alternative sources for energy. Ever since I was a youngin', it was all about the four R's//
Reduce
Reuse
Recycle
Restore
And now thank goodness for the futuristic innovations to improve the worlds environment cycle.