They can partner with the RBRC
or similar groups and install collection boxes for spent batteries and used cell phones.
Beside expanding the collection methods, starting in January 2001, RBRC
will add nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium ion (Li-Ion) rechargeable batteries -- commonly found in cellular phones, laptop computers and other portable electronic products.
While the RBRC
program does not cover all types of batteries, it will take back rechargeable batteries such as Ni-Cd, Li-Ion, Nickel Metal Hydrid (Ni-MH) and small sealed lead acid batteries.
The 53-foot long modular exhibit and display features a full-size racing simulator car, an interactive prize wheel where individuals can be rewarded for their recycling knowledge, educational materials and giveaways from RBRC
only collects nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, lithium ion and small sealed-lead batteries.
This means that consumers, businesses, communities and public agencies are thinking greener and acting on it," Ralph Millard, executive vice president of RBRC
In addition, more than 30,000 retail locations have partnered with the RBRC
to collect spent rechargeable batteries weighing up to two pounds, Millard says.
Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle is operated by RBRC
, a non-profit organization.
is committed to conserving natural resources and prevents Ni-Cd batteries from entering the solid waste stream.
is a non-profit public service organization founded in 1994 by the Rechargeable Power Industry.
Figure 1-9: RBRC
Collection of Portable Rechargeable Batteries, 2001-2008 (in millions of pounds)
The move allows RBRC
to broaden the types of wireless power units it can collect.