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To promote the recycling of rechargeable batteries in North America, Call2Recycle was founded in 1996. As a non-profit organization, Call2Recycle was established to collect batteries from consumers and businesses, and after doing so, Call2Recycle sends them to Inmetco (a company that specializes in recycling NiCd, but also accepts NiMH and lead-based batteries) and Toxco (who focus on lithium metal and Li-ion systems) for recycling. Currently, the RBRC will only recycle NiCd batteries, but the program will soon expand to include NiMH, Li-ion, and SLA batteries.
What about recycling programs in other parts of the world?
Methods have been in place in Europe and Asia for quite a while, and Sony and Sumitomo Metal in Japan have developed a technology to recycle cobalt and other precious metals from Li-ion batteries, specifically. But, while the rest of Asia is progressing with their programs, it is at a slower rate, with programs beginning in Taiwan and China, albeit absent any significant infrastructure.