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Opus Bike joins Call2Recycle battery program, commits to more sustainable packaging

Published June 23, 2022

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Opus Bike is the latest e-bike company to join the industry's battery recycling program headed by Call2Recycle and also announced redesigned packaging to reduce the use of plastic by more than 50%.

Opus Bike said in a release that partnering with Call2Recycle allows the Canadian e-bike company to assist its network of retailers in what to do with expired or damaged lithium-ion batteries.

The industry is collaborating with nonprofit Call2Recycle, which is endorsed by PeopleForBikes, to administer training, recycling kits, battery transportation, safety materials, and rider education to retailers. More than 20 PeopleForBikes member companies created a sustainability task force and an e-bike committee to design the battery recycling program.

According to Opus Bike, the redesigned packaging goal was not only to reduce plastic and paper waste, but also to build a box to protect the bike from the company's Montreal LEED facility to its retailers. The new box also will allow bikes to be shipped 95% pre-assembled.
The box is reinforced with recyclable cardboard triangles to secure the bike and reduce the use of plastic packaging.

Opus Bike commits to more sustainable packaging.

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