CBR evaluates state battery recycling initiatives and contributes its expertise when proposals could be improved to better reflect the core principles identified as the most necessary and beneficial.
Exemptions on Consumer Products
CBR believes that all batteries, primary and rechargeable, should be included in any recycling program. Allowing exemptions to particular industries or products could negate the environmental impact of an otherwise comprehensive battery recycling program. This would place an over-sized burden on companies who have accepted their responsibility to contribute to battery recycling efforts. All products that contain batteries need to be included in a responsible battery program. One such group of products is medical devices. To learn more about the role of these devices, please see this position paper.