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Raleigh Electric and IZIP join battery recycling program

Published October 6, 2017

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell Group's Raleigh Electric and IZIP brands are both joining the Call2Recycle program to dispose of old e-bike batteries in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly manner.

"As a leading premier North American electric bicycle company, we feel that it is our responsibility, and are fully committed to support safe disposal of end-of-life lithium battery packs and to promote battery stewardship throughout the North American bicycle industry," said Larry Pizzi, president of Raleigh Electric. "And, we expect that we are leading the way for many others in our space to join us in doing the right thing for our environment."

When disposed of incorrectly, harmful elements from batteries can find their way into water sources.

The Call2Recycle program, run by a non-profit organization founded in 1994, has battery recycling collection sites located throughout the U.S. and Canada.

After collecting and sorting, the batteries are processed and turned into new batteries, stainless steel products, and more.

The program is funded by the two brands and the Accell Group through their Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

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