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Call2Recycle Canada launches a ‘smart’ battery recycling container

February 12, 2024
By Canadian Manufacturing

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Call2Recycle Canada launches a ‘smart’ battery recycling container (Call2Recycle)

TORONTO — Call2Recycle, a battery collection and recycling program, announced the launch of its smart battery recycling container under its new consumer brand, ‘Recycle Your Batteries, Canada!’

The new smart battery recycling containers were developed by Call2Recycle in consultation with leading global recycling organizations. The new devices try to minimize risk and significantly enhance program safety, operational efficiency, and collection site convenience. The vivid new Recycle Your Batteries, Canada! logo and graphics are employed to improve public education and battery recycling awareness, which will ultimately lead to an increase in critical metals recovered from these batteries contributing to Canada’s circular economy.

“At Call2Recycle, we believe in making battery disposal more responsible, safe, and convenient for Canadians nationwide,” said Jon McQuaid, Vice President, Marketing, Communications, and Innovation for Call2Recycle Canada. “Our new consumer brand, Recycle Your Batteries, Canada!, coupled with the launch of our innovative smart containers, reinforces this commitment. We are excited to welcome Canadians to the new face of battery recycling, where responsibility meets innovation.”

The smart containers surpass the capabilities of traditional battery recycling containers, marking an advancement in safety and environmental impact throughout the battery collection process. By integrating advanced technology to create an intelligent system, the containers hope to elevate battery safety through remote monitoring capabilities. This feature alerts collection sites to any increases in temperature, mitigating the risk of a thermal event.

Sensors in the containers remotely monitor the fill level and notify program managers when a pick-up is required. This makes transport and the support of collection sites seamless and efficient. Designed with a focus on reusability, these containers reduce the need for the manufacturing, shipping, recycling, and disposing of individual boxes and materials, significantly reducing waste and the program’s overall environmental footprint.

The new smart battery recycling containers will be strategically placed in public locations throughout Canada starting in February, providing greater accessibility for individuals to collect, protect, and drop off their household batteries responsibly and safely.

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