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Lowe’s recognized for battery recycling efforts


BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec – Lowe’s Canada has received its eighth Leader in Sustainability award from Call2Recycle in recognition of its commitment to battery recycling.

In 2019 alone, 116,000 kg of batteries were recovered thanks to the recovery units installed in Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot corporate and affiliated stores across the country, making the Lowe’s Canada network one of the program’s highest-performing partners.

With this award, Call2Recycle, the national collection and recycling program for household batteries, recognizes the contributions of partners that play a key role in diverting these products from landfills.

“Since 2001, the Lowe’s Canada network has contributed to the diversion of over 865,000 kg of batteries from landfills,” explained Joe Zenobio, president of Call2Recycle.

“We are grateful to count on the support of this major partner that allows us, year after year, to hit new collection target records and, consequently, contribute to the protection of wildlife, the environment, and our communities.”

“We are pleased to offer our customers a place where they can easily and safely dispose of their used batteries,” said Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, senior vice-president, public affairs, asset protection and sustainable development at Lowe’s Canada.

“Our battery recycling program is part of a larger plan aimed at reducing the environmental impact of our operations.”

In addition to the recovery of batteries, Lowe’s Canada has rolled out a number of programs aimed at recovering products that would pose a danger to the environment if they were to end up in landfills at the end of their useful life. In 2019, the organization recovered around 2,720,000 kg of paint and 96,000 kg of CFL bulbs and fluorescent tubes.

The company also recovers and recycles various types of residual materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic, wood, and metal.

With this award, Call2Recycle, the national collection and recycling program for household batteries, recognizes the contributions of partners that play a key role in diverting these products from landfills.