SEPTEMBER 2008

RBRC expands battery program
Nickel Zinc rechargeable batteries now accepted through Call2Recycle

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) has expanded its rechargeable battery collection program for the first time in seven years to encompass a new chemistry, Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn). Ni-Zn is now the fifth rechargeable chemistry recognized by RBRC, joining Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal-Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb) rechargeable batteries.

PowerGenix, a manufacturer of rechargeable Ni-Zn batteries, has become the first manufacturer of Ni-Zn technology to become involved in RBRC’s Call2Recycle program.

The Ni-Zn rechargeable batteries will be branded with an RBRC Battery Recycling Seal, letting consumers and businesses know that they may be recycled at more than 50,000 RBRC collection sites in the United States and Canada.