Eagleville, PA — March 17, 2017 — Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance flashlights, announced that the company and several of its U.S. distribution partners recycled 16,508 pounds of rechargeable batteries in 2016, exceeding its 2015 total by nearly 1,800 pounds.
Streamlight’s corporate headquarters and participating distributors throughout the U.S. recycled Nickel Cadmium, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Small Sealed Lead Acid batteries.
The company and its distributors are partners of Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s premier product stewardship organization responsible for the Call2Recycle® program. A leading battery collection program in the United States and Canada, Call2Recycle® helps businesses and municipalities protect the environment through its battery and cell phone end-of-life management solutions.
“We’re proud to continue to do our part in ‘going green,’” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Streamlight and its participating dealers have joined thousands of U.S. businesses in serving as battery collection sites in a collective effort to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our communities.”
Rechargeable batteries are a long-lasting, eco-friendly power source for many electronic devices, including flashlights, laptop computers, cell phones, portable scanners and printers, power tools and PDAs. By recycling customers' rechargeable batteries, Streamlight and its participating dealers help prevent the used products from entering the solid waste stream.
Since 1996, Call2Recycle® has collected more than 130 million pounds of batteries and cell phones through its network of over 30,000 collection sites throughout the U.S. and Canada. Call2Recycle® is the first program of its kind to receive the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification.
Call2Recycle, Inc. is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through collecting and recycling consumer batteries and cellphones. Founded in 1994, the not-for-profit organization works on behalf of battery and product manufacturers to provide its battery recycling program at no-cost to consumers across the U.S. through more than 20,000 convenient drop-off locations.
Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 40 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com or connect with us on facebook.com/streamlight; twitter.com/Streamlight; instagram.com/streamlightinc; and youtube.com/streamlighttv.