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Single-use battery recycling program to launch in Vermont of US
Time: 2015-03-30 15:47:42     Author: Administrator

North American battery stewardship organisation Call2Recycle has been selected by 11 initial companies to develop, implement and promote a mandated single-use battery recycling program in Vermont. Vermont is the first state to require single-use manufacturers to develop a program for collecting and recycling spent primary batteries (including AA, C, D, and other household alkaline batteries), removing them from local landfills. This recycling law goes into effect January 1, 2016.

As required by the Vermont law, Call2Recycle will submit a plan by June 1, 2015, on behalf of the following companies, which currently include: Ace Hardware Corporation, Dorcy International, Duracell/The Gillette Company/Procter & Gamble, Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Interstate Batteries Recycling, Panasonic Corporation, Polaroid, Rayovac/Spectrum Brands, RiteAid, Sony Electronics, and Varta Microbattery. Once the battery recycling program plan has been approved, Vermont residents will be able to recycle their single-use batteries beginning January 1, 2016.


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