Streamlight, Inc., a provider of high-performance flashlights, and several of its U.S. distribution partners recycled almost 2,900lbs of rechargeable batteries during the second quarter of 2013, with a year-to-date total of nearly 3,300 lbs.
Streamlight’s corporate headquarters in Eagleville, Pa., recycled nearly 2,600 lb of nickel cadmium and small sealed lead acid batteries during the second quarter. Participating distributors recycled approximately 250 lbs of nickel cadmium, lithium ion, nickel metal hydride and small sealed lead batteries during the same period.
Streamlight and its distributors are partners with Call2Recycle, the no-cost rechargeable battery collection program available throughout North America. The program helps consumers and businesses care for the environment through its rechargeable battery collection program.
“Streamlight is proud to do its part in ‘going green,’” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Once again this year, Streamlight and its participating dealers have joined thousands of U.S. businesses in serving as battery collection sites in a collective effort to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our communities."
Rechargeable batteries are a long-lasting, eco-friendly power source for many electronic devices, including flashlights, laptop computers, cell phones, portable scanners and printers, power tools and PDAs. By recycling customers' rechargeable batteries, Streamlight and its participating dealers will help prevent the used products from entering the solid waste stream.
Since 1996, more than 75 million lbs of rechargeable batteries have been collected through the Call2Recycle program. Various federal and state regulations govern the proper disposal of rechargeable batteries and cell phones, naming Call2Recycle in official legislation as the collection method for rechargeable battery and cell phone reclamation and recycling.