The majority of the public is aware of the necessity of recycling or better, reducing the waste that you generate in the first place. And now Call2Recycle is campaigning to remind the American pubic about recycling rechargeable batteries so that they too can be diverted from the landfill. In fact, they are calling for the American public to recycle 1 million pounds of rechargeable batteries between now and October 1. Call2Recyclye is reminding Americans the importance of recycling rechargeable batteries found in all sorts of gadgets including cell phones, laptops, mp3 players, cordless power tools, and digital cameras. The MyCall2Recycle campaign dares Americans to gather up all their rechargeable batteries and drop them off at one of their 30,000 public drop-off locations so that they can meet their goal of 1 million pounds of batteries by the end of the campaign.
Since Call2Recycle's launch in 1994, they have collected 55 millions pounds of rechargeable batteries that would have been bound for the landfill. According to the company, people are invited to participate in an online video contest, to share their green stories about what inspires them to recycle. Between now and Oct. 1, eco-enthusiasts will have the chance to create and upload their videos with a chance to win cutting-edge wireless gadgets. Watch some of the videos.