On November 18, 2002, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non profit organization dedicated to educating consumers about recycling rechargeable batteries, was honored by Black& Decker/DeWALT for its commitment to the environment.
RBRC works with national retailers, businesses and communities to set up convenient drop-off facilities for used rechargeable batteries — those
commonly found in portable electronics products including cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, hand held mini vacuums and camcorders.
In August 2001, RBRC, Black & Decker/DeWALT and The Home Depot embarked on a partnership that brought RBRC’s battery recycling program into Home Depot stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. With Black&Decker/DeWALT’s
assistance, customized battery collection boxes were installed in Home Depot stores and staff was trained on the benefits of recycling rechargeable batteries.
So far, over 16 thousand pounds (or 7.2 thousand kilograms) of rechargeable batteries have been collected at Home Depot stores.
The RBRC recently released a report that highlights America’s growing reliance on cordless electronic products and consumers recycling habits. The survey indicates that respondents use an average of five cordless products daily, as opposed to an average of three in 1999.
For more information, contact Helen Medvedovsky at 212-780-1900