ATLANTA and FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH), a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, announced it is the first retailer to collect 5 million pounds of rechargeable batteries since partnering with Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery collection program in North America.
Through its partnership with Call2Recycle, RadioShack has surpassed 5 million pounds in collections of rechargeable batteries, ranking as the highest-volume retail partner for Call2Recycle and the first to reach this milestone, as announced during RadioShack's recent Business Summit in Dallas.
"Consumers have come to expect recycling options for materials they use or discard. RadioShack was one of the first national retailers to offer this service starting in 1994, and two years later in partnership with Call2Recycle," says John Ripperton, senior vice president for supply chain management at RadioShack Corp. "We're proud that we can divert such a large volume of batteries and broken-down materials from the waste stream, conveniently and at no cost to our customers."
"RadioShack has consistently demonstrated their commitment to their customers and the environment by including battery recycling in their corporate practices," said Carl Smith, CEO and President of Call2Recycle. "Our partnership with RadioShack began in 1996 and as a champion of rechargeable battery recycling efforts, their participation has continually increased each year."
As a true product stewardship program, Call2Recycle does not charge any fees to recycle rechargeable batteries. By joining forces with Call2Recycle, RadioShack customers can drop off rechargeable batteries for recycling at thousands of nearby RadioShack locations throughout the United States, for no charge. New products are created using these recycled materials while ensuring that none of the old batteries or broken-down materials enter the waste stream.
Call2Recycle® is the only free battery and cell phone collection program in North America. Since 1994, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 60 million pounds (27 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries from local landfills and established a network of 30,000 recycling drop-off locations. Advancing green business practices and environmental sustainability, Call2Recycle is the most active voice promoting eco-safe reclamation and recycling of rechargeable batteries and cell phones. Learn more at call2recycle.org, call2recycle.ca or 877.723.1297. Become a follower or fan at twitter.com/call2recycle or facebook.com/call2recycle.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. The Shack® offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs approximately 33,000 people globally, including a team of friendly and helpful sales experts who are recognized for delivering the best customer service in the wireless industry. RadioShack's retail network includes approximately 4,675 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico, more than 1,475 wireless phone centers in the United States, and approximately 1,140 dealer outlets worldwide. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit www.radioshack.com. RadioShack® and The Shack® are registered trademarks licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
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