Call2Recycle®, North America’s only free battery and cell phone collection program has announced its heightened commitment to diverting batteries from Canada’s landfills with the appointment of a new Canadian executive director and a reconstituted board of directors, as well as the opening of a new office in Toronto.
Joe Zenobio was appointed executive director for Call2Recycle Canada, charged with driving the strategic direction for the organization’s expanding Canadian presence and serving as the liaison between battery manufacturers, government agencies and Call2Recycle’s program participants. Zenobio most recently served in various leadership roles in Canada and the U.S. including president, chief operating officer and senior vice president, products and solutions for GS1, one of the largest e-commerce and value chain organizations in the world.
“The battery recycling landscape is changing rapidly in Canada as provincial governments, the battery industry and consumers seek a mutually-beneficial solution for keeping batteries out of the waste stream,” said Carl Smith, president and CEO of Call2Recycle. “Joe’s experience in managing strategies to address the needs of multiple stakeholders is already proving to be beneficial as our program continues to grow in Canada.”
The new RBRCC board members include Nick Aubry, manager, national parts operations and environment service, Sony Canada; Kent Hatton, brand group director, Energizer Canada, Inc.; Alan Moyer, director, Panasonic Canada; Susan E. Nieuwhof, director, external relations, Proctor & Gamble Canada; Gary Van Heerwaarden, director – team lead, Rayovac; and Smith from Call2Recycle.
Call2Recycle collects batteries and cell phones through its network of more than 30,000 retailers, communities and businesses across North America. Its new office address is 4576 Yonge Street, Suite 606, Toronto, ON, M2N 6N4. To find a local Call2Recycle collection site, visit call2recycle.ca