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Big Four Battery Companies Plan Nationwide Recycling Launch in 2013

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Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac – the four largest battery brands in the US – are seeking a business partner to manage a proposed nationwide collection and recycling program for household batteries, scheduled to launch next year. Through their non-profit Corporation for Battery Recycling, the companies have issued a request for proposals seeking a “stewardship organization,” which will be responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations, and must address technical or other challenges associated with recycling of household primary batteries. The companies founded CBR after seeing the results of a 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology life-cycle consumer battery analysis,…

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It’s About Time: Battery Manufacturers Plan Nationwide Recycling Program

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The members of the non-profit Corporation for Battery Recycling, including five of the largest battery brands in the U.S., are planning the launch of a collection and recycling program for household batteries across the country next year. Batteries are incredibly useful in our wired and connected culture, but they also represent a conundrum for us as the end user. It’s easy and cheap and convenient to buy new ones when they run out of juice, but what do you do with the old batteries? If the casual behavior that I’ve witnessed concerning batteries is any indication, the majority of them…

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Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR) Officially Releases RFP, Seeking Stewardship Organization to Oversee Voluntary National Household Battery Recycling Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jessica Scadron Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Phone: 415-901-0111 Email: jscadron@fenton.com Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR) Officially Releases RFP, Seeking Stewardship Organization to Oversee Voluntary National Household Battery Recycling Program WASHINGTON, D.C. July 10, 2012 — 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…

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Panasonic, Energizer, P&G Promise to Ramp Up Battery Recycling

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Panasonic, Duracell (Procter & Gamble), Energizer and Rayovac today have announced an ambitious nationwide commitment to the recycling of household batteries. Under the umbrella of the Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR), these four companies and other stakeholder groups envision an industry-led voluntary program that changes how American consumers dispose of household batteries. CBR’s push is important because battery recycling is still a pesky problem for manufacturers, retailers and municipalities. Some retailers such as IKEA had ambitious recycling programs, but U.S. Department of Transportation regulations that required batteries be wrapped in individual plastic bags or taped at both ends caused their…

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US Battery Industry Launches Battery Recycling Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Erin Garvey Thursday, March 31, 2011 Phone: 415.591.4080 Email: Erin.Garvey@bm.com US BATTERY INDUSTRY LAUNCHES BATTERY RECYCLING SUMMIT Summit to bring all stakeholders—including industry—together to develop national recycling program for alkaline batteries Dallas, TX -– The leading primary battery manufacturers in the U.S today announced that they are sponsoring a U.S. Battery Recycling Summit, to be held in Dallas, TX, on April 5-6, 2011. The Summit is an innovative approach to bringing together a wide variety of experts and other stakeholders to create the foundation for a voluntary nationwide system to recycle alkaline batteries, the most…

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