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Point of View on Vermont House Bill 695

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Point of View on Vermont House Bill 695 A law to establish a product stewardship program for primary batteries — The Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR) sees the Vermont House Bill 695 signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin on May 22, 2014, as an important first step to encourage wider battery recycling in the United States. Nonetheless, the bill must quickly be followed with additional measures to assure that battery recycling legislation meets intended environmental goals and is fair to consumers and businesses. Establishing a stewardship system to keep batteries out of the municipal waste stream is a key goal…

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Results of Vermont Battery Sort Shows Uneven Playing Field Persists

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Results of Vermont Battery Sort Shows Uneven Playing Field Persists Vermont took major steps toward responsible battery stewardship with the passage of first of its kind battery take back legislation in May. With implementation of the bill set for January 2016, a number of questions remain to be answered, including where the primary batteries in Vermont’s waste stream are coming from. On August 26th 2014, CBR joined members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA),Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Chittenden County Solid Waste District (CSWD) in an attempt to answer that question, conducting a sort of primary batteries…

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Battery Industry Leaders Unveil the First Ever Model All Battery Recycling Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Battery Industry Leaders Unveil the First Ever Model All Battery Recycling Bill HARTFORD, CT (June 12, 2014) – Four leading battery interest groups – the Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR), the leading battery manufacturers from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association and Call2Recycle, Inc. – yesterday unveiled an all-battery model recycling bill. For the first time, diverse battery interest groups joined forces to take shared responsibility for the collection and recycling of all used primary, or single-use batteries, and rechargeable batteries. The bill covers consumer batteries only, such as those found…

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The Corporation for Battery Recycling Helps Shape First National Battery Take-Back Legislation in Vermont

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Corporation for Battery Recycling Helps Shape First National Battery Take-Back Legislation in Vermont New York, NY—May 14, 2014—The Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR) applauds the Vermont Legislature for passing the first collection and recycling law for single-use batteries in the nation. House Bill 695, which now goes to Gov. Peter Shumlin for signing, represents a first step to create laws that keep batteries from landfills. “CBR played a major role in drafting the bill. There is much more to do to create a financially and environmentally sustainable program that could be a model for other states….

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