Assault on Batteries
The Cap Times Op-Ed: Spectrum insists that used batteries belong in the landfill, even though Rayovac’s UK arm dispatched a press release calling for a take-back program to protect the environment.
Protesting pirates demand change from local company
WISC-TV: Over two dozen environmental protesters from Texas and Madison came together to bring a message to Spectrum Brands.
Spectrum Brands’ ties with Clean Lakes Alliance prompting festival protest
Capital Times: The connection between Spectrum Brands, the maker of Rayovac batteries, and the Clean Lakes Alliance is prompting a protest Saturday at one of the Clean Lakes Alliance’s biggest annual fundraisers, the Clean Lakes Festival.
Consortium targets Capri Sun in new push to emphasize recycling
Plastic News: A coalition of organizations devoted to waste and recycling, plastic pollution and resource conservation today launched the Make It, Take It Campaign, a collaborative effort to pressure consumer goods companies to take responsibility for packaging waste.
Environmental groups press Rayovac for battery recycling
Waste and Recycling News: The non-profit group Texas Campaign for the Environment is leading the charge to press the Wisconsin-based company to adopt an extended producer responsibility policy.
Electronics Retailers Receive Fs on Recycling Report Card
Environmental Leader: Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot are the only three major electronics retailers making a serious effort to help consumers recycle their old electronic products, says a report card released yesterday by the Electronics TakeBack Coalition.
Texas law contributes to electronics recycling boom
Dallas Morning News: Electronics recycling in the U.S. is now a $20.6 billion industry, up from less than $1 billion in 2002, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc.
Interfaith Coalition Urges Walmart to “Take It Back”
Triple Pundit: While commending Walmart for its sustainability efforts that the company has ramped up since 2005, the reverends, priests, rabbis, imams and activists from churches and activist organizations demand that Walmart do even more.
Electronic recycling takes step forward
KXAN News Austin: Obama administration officials met with senior executives from Sony, Dell and Sprint Wednesday at an Austin electronics recycling center.