Familiprix recognized as a 2022 Leader in Sustainability
Familiprix is proud to announce that it has been named a “2022 Leader in Sustainability” by Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. Each year, the “Leader in Sustainability” award is presented to organizations that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to battery recycling. Familiprix has been recycling batteries at our head office for several years now, in keeping with our environmental focus. In addition, some of our stores provide a drop-off for their customers.
Familiprix collected 3,647 kilograms of batteries as part of the Call2Recycle program, making it one of the program’s most successful partners. Last year, collective efforts helped keep nearly 4.4 million kilograms of batteries out of landfills.
With this recognition, Familiprix joins a prestigious group of retailers, waste recycling facilities, municipalities, and leading companies in setting a high standard for waste diversion and environmental excellence.
“Every year, Canadians are recycling more and more of their used batteries with Call2Recycle thanks to an ongoing partnership with organizations like Familiprix. This partnership reflects a true commitment to sustainability and makes a significant contribution,” said Joe Zenobio, President of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. “The support we receive from Familiprix helps us fulfil our mission to maximize diversion of batteries from the waste stream, which in turn helps protect wildlife, the environment and our communities.”
About Call2Recycle Canada Inc.
Call2Recycle®, Canada’s leading battery collection and recycling organization, fulfils product stewardship obligations on behalf of its 400-plus members, including producers of single-use and rechargeable batteries. It is the household battery collection and recycling program recognized by the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Prince Edward Island. In Ontario, it also acts as a registered stewardship organization in accordance with Ontario’s batteries regulation. Call2Recycle accepts household batteries (5 kg or less) for recycling as well as batteries used for electric transportation such as electric bikes, scooters, hoverboards and electric vehicles (EVs).
Since its inception in 1997, Call2Recycle has diverted some 40 million kilograms of batteries from Canadian landfills. Its reputation for excellence has enabled it to maintain long-term trusted relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and its Canadian network of over 10,000 participating drop-off locations includes well-known retailers and municipal facilities.