Industry stewards are the organizations committed to promoting and/or funding the responsible recycling of electronic products and batteries when they reach their end of life.
By submitting an Industry Steward Inquiry Form, we can confirm that you qualify.
The Call2Recycle program enables stewards to fulfill recycling requirements in the U.S., including compliance with state and federal regulations, such as the U.S. Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Act (The Battery Act).
We are the country’s largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, with a network of thousands of public collection sites. We were founded in the mid-1990s as a voluntary, industry-run initiative to keep the heavy metals from rechargeable batteries out of the solid waste stream.
Industry stewards, or major product and battery manufacturers across the globe, voluntarily fund our programs to ensure that the batteries and cellphones that they introduce into the marketplace are being responsibly recycled when they reach their end of life.
Product stewardship is the act of minimizing the health, safety, environmental, and social impact of a product and its packaging throughout its lifecycle. While product manufacturers or producer have the greatest ability to influence this impact, suppliers, retailers, regulators and consumers also play significant roles.