National Battery Day – February 18th

National Battery Day on February 18 is meant to recognize the importance of batteries and the role they play in powering our lives. However, the safe and proper end-of-life management of batteries is critical—for people, property, and the environment.  

We invite you to use the available National Battery Day materials and join Call2Recycle to help raise battery recycling awareness and inform your communities – customers, residents, employees – about the importance of safe, battery handling and recycling. 

You can find the following resources below:

  • A statement from Leo Raudys celebrating the day
  • Social media posts 
  • Creative assets for download & distribution

STATEMENT FROM LEO RAUDYS, CEO & PRESIDENT OF CALL2RECYCLE

“On National Battery Day, we want to inspire consumers and our environmental stewards to take safe action and learn about their options on how to develop responsible recycling habits. As younger generations elevate their voice on how to create a more sustainable environment, at Call2Recycle we are focusing our efforts on bringing battery recycling more directly to consumers while responsibly managing batteries at their end of life. With 26 years of experience as the nation’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, we recognize that there is more work to do.

But thanks to consumers, industry stewards, and our collection partners, more than 8.4 million pounds of batteries were responsibly recycled through our program in the U.S. last year – making 2020 a milestone year. 

While we all enjoy the freedom to go unplugged, with that comes greater responsibility. People, property, and the environment are put at risk when dead batteries are thrown away instead of recycled through proper channels. Fires and other safety incidents are pushing the recycling industry to its tipping point – it’s important to educate consumers on how to keep people and property safe not only on National Battery Day, but every day.”

— Leo Raudys, CEO & President, Call2Recycle

SOCIAL MEDIA 

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn by using the following assets: 

Handles

Hashtags

  • #NationalBatteryDay
  • #LeadtheCharge
  • #sustainability
  • #batteries
  • #batteryrecycling
  • #circulareconomy

Links

Sample Social Media Posts:

Customize these pre-written posts to help promote safe battery recycling, before and/or on National Battery Day

BEFORE NATIONAL BATTERY DAY

 

Twitter

#NationalBatteryDay is on February 18! #Recycling your #batteries not only helps sustain the planet, but it also contributes to the #circulareconomy. Our partner @Call2Recycle has more resources on how to safely manage your batteries: [INSERT LINK] #LeadtheCharge

Facebook

How are you celebrating #NationalBatteryDay on February 18? Battery recycling not only helps sustain the planet, but it also helps ensure a closed circular loop. We’re proud to be a partner of @Call2Recycle to ensure the safe management of batteries. Check out their website for more resources: [INSERT LINK]

LinkedIn

#Batteryrecycling is a simple way to make a big difference. #Recycling your #batteries keeps hazardous materials out of landfills, reduces the need to mine for virgin materials, and reuses valuable materials. Celebrate #NationalBatteryDay this February 18 by learning more about how battery recycling helps sustain the planet and contributes to the #circulareconomy with our partner @Call2Recycle, Inc: [INSERT LINK] #LeadtheCharge

ON NATIONAL BATTERY DAY

 

Twitter

Happy #NationalBatteryDay! #Recycling your #batteries is a great way to commit to #sustainability and contribute to the #circulareconomy. We’re proud to partner with @Call2Recycle to ensure the safe management of batteries. Learn more: [INSERT LINK] #LeadtheCharge

Facebook

Help protect the environment and celebrate #NationalBatteryDay by recycling your used batteries! We’re proud to partner with @Call2Recycle, Inc., the country’s leading consumer battery recycling and stewardship program, on the safe collection and management of batteries. Learn more about the importance of battery recycling and how you can get involved: [INSERT LINK] 

LinkedIn

Today is #NationalBatteryDay. #Recycling used #batteries is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to #sustainability and help ensure a closed circular loop. We’re proud to partner with @Call2Recycle, Inc., the country’s leading consumer #batteryrecycling and stewardship program, on the safe collection and management of batteries at their end-of-life. Learn more about the importance of battery recycling: [INSERT LINK] #LeadtheCharge

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