|Battery recycling contributes to a healthy and safe environment for our communities
Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance flashlights, announced that the company and several of its U.S. distribution partners recycled more than 3,200 pounds of rechargeable batteries during the third quarter.
Year to date, the company has recycled approximately 12,500 pounds of rechargeable flashlight batteries.
'‘Going green' is imperative in today's business climate, and we are proud to do our part,” said Ray Sharrah, Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer. “Streamlight and its participating dealers who are serving as battery collection sites are joining thousands of businesses nationwide who understand how battery recycling contributes to a healthy and safe environment for our communities."
Sharrah said that during the third quarter, Streamlight’s participating U.S. dealers recycled approximately 400 pounds of Nickel Cadmium, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride, and Small Sealed Lead Acid batteries in partnership with Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery collection program in North America. Call2Recycle helps businesses care for the environment through its rechargeable battery collection program.
The company’s corporate headquarters location in Eagleville, PA also recycled about 2,800 pounds of Small Sealed Lead Acid batteries during the same period.
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 prevent the used products from entering the solid waste stream.
Since 1994, more than 60 million pounds of rechargeable batteries have been collected through Call2Recycle. 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 eco-safe rechargeable battery and cell phone reclamation and recycling.