Vermont is making a difference…

“In the U.S., retailers and municipalities contributed to the strong growth in battery collections, up 17 percent and 147 percent respectively this year, resulting in almost 1.1 million kilograms (2.4 million pounds) accumulated. This success can be partially attributed to Vermont becoming the first state in the U.S. requiring producers to finance a collection and recycling program for single-use (primary) batteries. As the appointed stewardship organization, Call2Recycle provides convenient drop-off locations for residents to responsibly recycle their batteries. As a result, more than 24,000 kilograms (54,000 pounds) of batteries have been collected in Vermont since the program launched in January, more than what was collected in the State in all of 2015.”

North American Battery Recycling Reaches New Collection Heights