Call2Recycle Celebrates 20 Years as Environmental Recycling Program Leader;
Expands Retail Recycling Partnership With RadioShack to
Hawaii and Puerto Rico
More Than 7.1 Million Pounds of Rechargeable Batteries and Cell
Phones Collected at RadioShack
ATLANTA, GA and FORT WORTH, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/14 --
Celebrating a 20-year partnership, RadioShack and Call2RecycleÂ®
announced today that the battery collection and recycling program is
expanding to stores in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
In 1994, Call2Recycle was established as a non-profit stewardship
program to collect, transport and recycle rechargeable batteries in
order to keep them out of the waste stream. Today RadioShack, one of
the first national retailers to voluntarily participate, has become
Call2Recycle's highest-volume retail partner. Anyone can bring a cell
phone or used rechargeable battery into any RadioShack for recycling,
with no purchase necessary.
"As a long-standing partner, RadioShack continues to be a key
advocate for our collection and recycling program. We are proud to
expand the program this year to additional locations," said Carl
Smith, CEO and President of Call2Recycle, Inc. "Our success depends
on industry leaders like RadioShack to work with us to increase
consumer awareness of the importance and ease of recycling at their
All RadioShack stores in the contiguous United States offer the
program to their customers. This widespread program participation is
responsible for approximately 10 percent of Call2Recycle's total
rechargeable battery and cell phone collections to date.
"RadioShack is a proud partner with Call2Recycle providing
communities with a smart, convenient, no-cost option for recycling
cell phones and rechargeable batteries," said Joe Magnacca, CEO of
RadioShack. "Our partnership with Call2Recycle has helped divert over
7 million pounds of these items from landfills and ensure that they
are properly recycled."
Pioneered by five concerned battery manufacturers in 1994,
Call2Recycle is an R2-certified program that brings together battery
and battery-powered product manufacturers, retailers, businesses,
public agencies and consumers to ensure proper end-of-life battery
management. Call2Recycle has collected more than 85 m
illion pounds of
batteries and cell phones since its inception.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative
mobile technology products and services, as well as products related
to personal and home technology and power supply needs. RadioShackÂ®
offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other
electronic products and services from leading national brands,
exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a
comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs
approximately 30,000 knowledgeable and helpful sales experts
globally. RadioShack's retail network includes approximately 4,300
company-operated stores in the United States, over 270
company-operated stores in Mexico, and approximately 1,000 dealer and
other outlets worldwide. For more information on RadioShack
Corporation, please visit www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase
items online, please visit www.radioshack.com. RadioShackÂ® is a
registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle -- North America's first and largest
battery stewardship program -- is a non-profit organization that
collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities,
businesses and consumers. 2014 commemorates Call2Recycle's 20th
anniversary of product stewardship excellence. Since 1996,
Call2Recycle has diverted more than 85 million pounds (39 million
kilograms) of rechargeable batteries and cellphones from the solid
waste stream and established over 34,000 collection sites throughout
the U.S. and Canada. It is the first program of its kind to receive
the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification.
Learn more at call2recycle.org or 877-723-1297. Follow at
facebook.com/call2recycle or twitter.com/call2recycle.
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