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July Stewardship Organization RFP Issued

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The Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR), a non-profit organization comprised of Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac, the four largest US battery companies, issued a request for proposal that seeks a business partner to steward the collection and recycling of household batteries. The battery group’s work began in 2011 with a full life cycle analysis by MIT of consumer batteries which indicated that, under the right circumstances, collection and recycling could be net environmentally positive. This new finding led to the formation of CBR, the governing entity that has begun the process for a national battery recycling effort.

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Battery Manufacturers Pledge to Nationwide Recycling

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by Leon Kaye Photo: Earth911 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…

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US battery companies seek a stewardship organisation for recycling

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The Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR) has issued a Request for Proposals from business partners interested in managing a take back and recycling program for consumer batteries. CBR is a non-profit organisation established by the four largest battery manufacturers in the United States – Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac. The voluntary, industry-led product stewardship program is expected to commence in 2013. It will focus on the collection and recycling of primary batteries including alkaline manganese, zinc carbon, lithium batteries up to 2kg, and zinc air, silver oxide, alkaline manganese and lithium button cells. Most consumers won’t distinguish between primary and secondary (rechargeable) batteries, so the stewardship organisation will also…

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Voluntary National Battery Recycling Program Proposed

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The non-profit organization, Corporation of Battery Recycling (CBR), issued a request for proposal (RFP) “seeking a stewardship organization to build a national program that is convenient and inspires consumers to participate by recycling the batteries they use in a range of electronic and household devices.” Marc Boolish, president of CBR, in a news release says “Our vision is to have an industry-led voluntary program that redefines how U.S. consumers dispose of batteries, maximizing the reuse of spent battery materials and producing zero waste to landfill.” The RFP follows a study done my Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), titled “Life Cycle…

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Battery companies plot national recycling program

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Battery manufacturers Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac comprise the Corporation for Battery Recycling, a nonprofit group committed to creating a nationwide collection and recycling initiative for household batteries. This week, the CBR issued a call for proposals from potential business partners to help manage and facilitate the program. “Our vision is to have an industry-led voluntary program that redefines how U.S. consumers dispose of batteries, maximizing the reuse of spent battery materials and producing zero waste to landfill,” said Marc K. Boolish, president of the CBR in a statement. “We are seeking a stewardship organization with the capacity to build…

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Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR) – Voluntary National Household Battery Recycling Program

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Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR)The Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR), a non-profit organization comprised of Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac, the four largest US battery companies, issued a request for proposal that seeks a business partner to steward the collection and recycling of household batteries. The battery group’s work began in 2011 with a full life cycle analysis by MIT of consumer batteries which indicated that, under the right circumstances, collection and recycling could be net environmentally positive. This new finding led to the formation of CBR, the governing entity that has begun the process for a national battery recycling…

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