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Lead battery recovery campaign rolls out in Alaska

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 15:09 -- John Shepherd
Lead battery recovery campaign rolls out in Alaska

An initiative to recover and recycle more than 42,000 pounds (19,050kgs) of lead-acid batteries from remote communities in Alaska has been launched by the US-based Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC).

The non-profit RBC, has teamed up with the Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce (SWAT) for the collection this summer from the first 12 of 35 communities participating in the two-year pilot programme.

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Battery retrieval campaign unites North America

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:39 -- Hugh Finzel
Battery retrieval campaign unites North America

The US-based Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Canadian Battery Association (CBA) are joining forces in a campaign to “manage used vehicle batteries in an environmentally-responsible manner”.

The initiative will bring together the RBC’s ‘2 Million Battery Challenge’ and CBA’s ‘Battery Stewardship’ programme.  Eleven First Nations communities in Canada’s Manitoba province back the move. 

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Pledge to recycle 2m used car batteries

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:44 -- John Shepherd
Pledge to recycle 2m used car batteries

Battery giant Johnson Controls is backing a US-led campaign in pledging to recover up to two million vehicle batteries.

The lead-acid firm is among those who have signed up to the ‘2 Million Battery Challenge’— led by the Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC), comprising battery and automotive companies, academics and NGOs.

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