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Sinclair Green: Battery Recycling... How to easily recycle batteries near you

Sinclair Green: Battery recycling. (SBG)
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WASHINGTON (TND) — Sinclair Broadcast Group is joining up with Batteries Plus to help the environment.

To coincide with Earth Day, which is April 22, and Earth Month, which is April, Batteries Plus will let anyone bring their household batteries to recycle, free of charge. People can bring up to five pounds of old batteries.

Each year, more than 3 billion batteries are thrown away, when they can easily be recycled.

As part of its efforts to reduce battery waste throughout the company, Sinclair is launching a program to institute battery recycling companywide and to test wider use of rechargeable batteries as an alternative to standard alkaline batteries, with the goal of reducing battery waste across the entire organization.

Within our company, tech operations at the stations and production facilities are large users of batteries. Our goal is to reduce the impact of our business on the environment by reducing our battery usage and providing employees methods for recycling batteries, as well as educating communities on how they can do their part to reduce their impact on the planet. We’re proud to partner with Batteries Plus, who will be recycling household batteries free of charge to consumers for Earth Month, reducing the number of batteries that wind up in landfills,” said Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s Chief Operating Officer and President of Broadcast.

Through Sinclair Green, viewers can access information on battery recycling and find their nearest Batteries Plus location, where all household battery types, including disposable alkaline batteries, will be accepted and recycled free of charge during the month of April.

You can scan the QR code below to find the nearest Batteries Plus location or you can click here.

“Sinclair Broadcast Group is a world-class media company, and we are truly grateful to be able to partner with a business that is as dedicated to recycling and sustainability as we are,” said Scott O'Farrell, chief commercial officer for Batteries Plus. “Batteries Plus is committed to protecting the environment and our mission is to recycle more than we sell, with our stores recycling approximately 53 million pounds of lead-acid batteries every year. The partnership with Sinclair further solidifies our commitment to eco-friendly practices and allows us to extend the reach of our recycling message, expanding our efforts to protect our environment through sustainable practices nationwide.”


Sinclair Green: Battery Recycling is sponsored by Batteries Plus. Batteries Plus is not charging Sinclair Broadcast Group recycling fees as part of the promotion.

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