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RBC, Backhaul Alaska support battery retrieval from remote Alaskan communities

Anchorage, AK (June 5, 2019) — Pledging to support the retrieval and recycling of used vehicle batteries from more than 180 remote communities across Alaska, the U.S.-based nonprofit Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce (SWAT), which oversees the Backhaul Alaska program, have signed an agreement to…

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University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems

RBC, U of M publish first ‘green principles’ for EV battery management

Ten new “Green Principles” for managing the full lifecycle of electric vehicle (EV) batteries are now available to help guide environmentally responsible EV battery manufacturing, use and end-of-life management. The principles, published in the Journal of Energy Storage on May 25, were developed by researchers at the University of Michigan’s…

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Young girl and father changing car battery

2 Million Battery Challenge at 10 months

Since February 2018 when it launched, the Responsible Battery Coalition’s 2 Million Battery Challenge is well-established, entering into partnerships with like-minded organizations and poised for further expansion. In the first 10 months, initial campaign analytics far exceeded expectations, including: • Generating 38.4 million impressions (number of times 2MBC appeared in…

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Featured member profile: Phillip Cozad, Honda North America

What inspired your company to join the coalition? Honda joined the coalition to work directly with those involved in the lifecycle management of batteries. We want to focus on the development of best practices to ensure the responsible recycling of used or damaged batteries (from dealers and third-party sources). In…

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Jonathan Moser

Featured member profile: Jonathan Moser, Lafarge Canada

  What inspired your company to join the coalition? Upon review of our operations, we realized that we have an enormous battery footprint, whether through our supply chain or electronics. By joining RBC, our company has the required support to maintain our commitment to responsible and sustainable battery usage. Describe…

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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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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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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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