“In 2012, 10 million pounds of batteries were collected and diverted from local landfills through participants in the Call2Recycle® program. This success is due in large part to the enthusiastic participation of Leaders in Sustainability like Milwaukee Tool,” said Carl Smith, CEO & President, Call2Recycle, Inc. “Their consistent dedication to recycling programs demonstrates how organizations can have a positive environmental impact.”
Milwaukee Tool has worked hard alongside Call2Recycle and other environmentally-concerned manufacturers to ensure that batteries introduced into the marketplace are being responsibly recycled at the end of their life-cycle. Through a recycling partnership with Call2Recycle, the first product stewardship program for rechargeable batteries, Milwaukee Tool has helped contribute to the over 10 million pounds of batteries properly managed and diverted from landfills in 2012.
"We are proud to partner with Call2Recycle to minimize the environmental impacts of the products we launch,” says Mark Hickok, Director of Safety and Regulatory for Milwaukee Tool Corporation. “We have placed recycling centers in each of our authorized service centers, as well as our distribution facilities to ensure that all batteries are properly recycled.”
Call2Recycle first established the Leader in Sustainability award last year to recognize high-performing organizations in Canada and has extended the award in 2012 to include U.S. participants. As the leader in Cordless Power Tool development, Milwaukee is committed to continue in this product stewardship effort and looks forward to a continued relationship with Call2Recycle.
About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories. Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & M28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement tools. Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com
Call2Recycle, a not-for-profit product stewardship organization, is the only no-cost rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in the US and Canada. Call2Recycle works collaboratively with retailers, municipalities, manufacturers and businesses and has diverted over 75 million pounds of batteries from the waste stream since 1996. In adherence to the strictest and safest recycling standards, Call2Recycle has received the Responsible Recycling (R2) certification for the management of the collection and the distribution to processors for the recycling of batteries and cellphones. For more information, visit call2recycle.org