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Featured member profile: Shane Thompson, Battery Solutions

What inspired your company to join the coalition? We were impressed by the quality of the people involved in the RBC enterprise, the thoughtful and science-based approach to identifying problems facing the battery (recycling) industry, and how best to go about addressing them. Lastly, we value the gap-filling nature of the organization, that RBC plugs in input into…

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Reviewing battery progress, plans in Switzerland

As a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Battery Alliance, RBC Executive Director Steve Christensen participated in the first working group meeting of the Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 28-29. Representatives from North America, Europe and Asia were present at the meetings to discuss approaches to lifecycle management…

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2nd community cleanup with KAB affiliate nets 2,200+ pounds of trash

On Saturday, Nov. 17, more than 80 volunteers cleaned up two park areas in Prince William County, Va., as part of Keep Prince William Beautiful’s (KPWB) second community cleanup in partnership with the Responsible Battery Coalition. The collection totaled more than 2,200 pounds of trash, which included 39 discarded tires…

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RBC welcomes John Kyte to team

We’re proud to introduce you to the newest member of the RBC team, John Kyte, who joins us as Director of Communications and Programs. John will be working to help boost our presence with key audiences in North America through communications and program management efforts, specifically via Backhaul Alaska and…

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Micah Thompson

Featured member profile: Micah Thompson, Advance Auto Parts

Q&A with Micah Thompson (Senior Manager, Environmental Affairs, Advance Auto Parts) What inspired your company to join the coalition? I’ve been with Advance for over 13 years. Since day one, we’ve looked for opportunities to work with state and federal regulation policy agencies to develop sensible regulations that work for Advance’s…

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Thanks to volunteers for successful community cleanup Oct. 8

Volunteers turned out on Oct. 8, Columbus Day, for a successful  community cleanup sponsored by RBC and the Keep America Beautiful affiliate in northern Virginia. About 48 volunteers collected 35 bags (875 pounds) of trash along 5 miles of Old Bridge Road in Prince William County. Prince William County Supervisor…

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Shawn Sauer

Featured member profile: Shawn Sauer, Canadian Energy & Power Corp.

Q&A with Shawn Sauer (Chairman, Canadian Energy & Power Corp.) What inspired Canadian Energy to join the coalition? Canadian Energy is committed to the responsible management of batteries today and into the future. We have an innate responsibility to participate in any and all efforts, programs or organizations that will broaden…

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Renova Energy joins coalition

Founded in Palm Desert, California, in 2006, Renova Energy is an award-winning employee-owned solar company that has proven national standards paired with a commitment to the local community. The company was named to Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies three consecutive years, and now services the I-10 corridor…

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Welcome to our new coalition member!

Battery Solutions’ unique approach to collecting, sorting and processing end-of-life batteries means every single battery is treated based on its optimal next destination. They sort and grade batteries (about 50 million pounds last year) for reuse, repurposing or recycling, seeking the best economical outcome while maintaining complete transparency and regulatory…

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