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Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, announced an innovation to bolster the safety in handling and transporting potentially dangerous batteries in Canada. Its battery collection containers now will include an innovative, flame retardant liner. This new feature is part of the organization’s Charge Up Safety!™ initiative to further the safe collection, transport and recycling of consumer batteries.
When certain types of batteries reach their end-of-life, they may still retain a residual charge that can present a safety risk if not handled properly. To reduce any safety incidents, the Call2Recycle® program will include the flame retardant liner in all its battery collection boxes as an extra layer of protection during collection, transportation and recycling.

The patent-pending liner is made of a dry polyester fiber and provides an additional level of defense should a thermal event occur during the battery recycling process. The liner is made from used plastic bottles, and is both reusable and recyclable. This innovation, when applied with the program’s guidelines, can limit the potential for flames to escape from a battery box in the event of a thermal runaway or ignition of materials.

Published in the February 2018 Edition