Battery Recycling at London Medicine

London Medicine has received the Call2Recycle® 2021 Chief in Sustainability Award for our prospects returning over 62,000kg of batteries for recycling.

Yearly, hundreds of thousands of batteries are utilized in the whole lot from toys to tech. But when these batteries are simply thrown away and find yourself in landfills, poisonous supplies they include can hurt wildlife and the surroundings. That’s why Call2Recycle and London Medicine work exhausting to gather as many batteries as attainable for accountable recycling.

Due to YOU, our prospects, now we have saved a HUGE quantity of batteries out of the surroundings. In 2020, the pandemic challenged our recycling assortment methods, however in 2021, you bounced again, bringing in 62,570kg of batteries to London Medicine shops throughout Western Canada. That’s about as heavy as 30 common passenger vehicles!

The Chief in Sustainability Award is granted annually to organizations that show distinctive dedication to battery recycling. “Every year, Canadians recycle an increasing number of of their used batteries with Call2Recycle due to the distinctive partnership of organizations like London Medicine,” mentioned Joe Zenobio, President of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. “Along with your prospects’ help, now we have been in a position to obtain file assortment targets 12 months after 12 months, serving to to guard wildlife, the surroundings and our communities by protecting poisonous metals out of landfill.”

What sort of family batteries are you able to recycle at London Medicine?

Virtually all kinds of single use and rechargeable batteries from family merchandise will be returned, together with alkaline and lithium AAA, AA, C and D-cells, 9V and button batteries. We additionally settle for dry-cell rechargeable batteries as much as 5kg equivalent to those present in cordless telephones, laptops, and cameras, together with Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Nickel Steel Hydride (Ni-MH) varieties. (We can’t settle for automobile batteries, or rechargeable batteries from instruments or different bigger home equipment) Simply ensure you tape the terminals, or retailer every battery in its personal bag. For extra data on protected battery storage and recycling click on right here:

What occurs to recycled batteries?

The metals and components in batteries are reclaimed by industrial processing with companions equivalent to Retriev, positioned in Path, BC. Relying on battery sort, the uncooked supplies are utilized in merchandise equivalent to golf golf equipment, silverware, pots & pans and new batteries.

Assist us have fun Nationwide Battery Day – Feb 18, 2022 – by bringing in much more batteries for recycling!

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