Adam makes a point

2M Battery Challenge launched at Senate Auto Caucus briefing

A coalition of leading vehicle battery manufacturers, recyclers, retailers and users dedicated to the responsible manufacturing, use and reuse of vehicle batteries launched an initiative Feb. 13 to recover 2 million more batteries, with the goal of achieving a 100% recycling rate. The campaign, called the 2 Million Battery Challenge,…

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Carole Mars

TSC’s Dr. Carole Mars to serve as technical advisor to RBC

Dr. Carole Mars, Senior Research Lead at The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), will serve as technical advisor and “expert on loan” to assist the collaboration effort between the Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) to assess supply chain capabilities for lithium ion (Li+) batteries used…

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RBC joins global group in Geneva to discuss battery life-cycle management

As a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Battery Alliance, RBC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Steve Christensen, participated in the first working group meeting of the Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland, last week. Representatives from North America, Europe and Asia were present at the meetings to discuss approaches to lifecycle…

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Successful battery collection at Milwaukee’s Rock The Green festival

The RBC hosted two battery collections Sept. 8-9 in Milwaukee, including one at Rock the Green, a music festival focused on educating the community about zero waste and other sustainability activities. Participants in the collection received a discount on the ticket price for the festival that featured two stages with…

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RBC leads community discussion on battery life-cycle sustainability

RBC Executive Director Pat Hayes led a discussion Sept. 8 on how the sustainable management of batteries today creates the foundation for the future. Hosted at the headquarters of Johnson Controls Power Solutions Division in Glendale, Wis., and facilitated by Grady Crosby, Johnson Controls Vice President of Public Affairs and…

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Rock the Green

RBC to host battery recycling collections at Rock the Green festival

The Responsible Battery Coalition will host two battery recycling collections on Sept. 8 and 9 in conjunction with its sponsorship of the popular Rock the Green sustainability festival. The emphasis is on conventional vehicle batteries. Every participant will receive a $25 discount to Rock the Green for conventional vehicle batteries…

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Suppliers Partnership

RBC, Suppliers Partnership to assess reuse, recycling of EV batteries

The majority of EV batteries provide exceptional service for many years. After serving their purpose in vehicles, many EV batteries have sufficient energy remaining to be used in other applications, including stationary storage or other EV uses. Eventually, all EV batteries will reach a point when they can no longer…

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RBC science advisors chart course for future activities

In June 2017, the RBC Science Advisory Board held its first meeting to set priorities and agree to a way forward. The meeting was hosted at Harvard University by Board Chairman Ramon Sanchez, PhD, Director of the Sustainable Technologies and Health Program, Center for Health and the Global Environment, at…

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RBC welcomes Walmart and Honda North America as newest members

In demonstrating their support for promoting responsible stewardship of energy storage technologies, the RBC welcomes its newest members, Walmart and Honda North America. These companies join Ford Motor Co., Advance Auto Parts, Club Car, AutoZone, Canadian Energy, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Johnson Controls to advance sustainable practices for the batteries…

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International Lead Conference

Hayes speaks at 20th International Lead Conference in Berlin

RBC Executive Director Pat Hayes was in Berlin June 29-30 as a keynote speaker at the International Lead Association’s 20th International Lead Conference titled, “Pb 2017.” Pat’s discussion focused on how the lead acid battery has become one of the most recycled and sustainably manufactured products available today. Additionally, the…

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RBC Launch

Responsible Battery Coalition launches at Green California Summit

In recognition of the growing concern over lead-acid and lithium batteries, a new coalition was announced today to develop and promote best practices for vehicle, industrial and stationary batteries.  The Responsible Battery Coalition was launched at the Green California Summit bringing together battery manufacturers, automotive companies, large and specialized retailers and…

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