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Lithium Batteries: Proper Disposal and Management Webinar

Thu, Sep 14, 2017   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Title: Lithium Batteries: Proper Disposal and Management

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern

Cost: NWRA  members: FREE
Nonmembers: $39.00
Are you a member of SWANA or ISRI? If so, please contact our Education Director, Megan Passinger at for complimentary registration!

Lithium batteries are showing up with increased frequency in the waste and recycling streams, which can lead to numerous health and environmental hazards. In fact, lithium batteries are one of the leading causes of recycling truck fires, which is why proper handling and disposal management is essential. Join expert Carl Smith, CEO of Call2Recycle, to learn the ins-and-outs of lithium batteries and best practices for managing their disposal.

During this webinar, find out:

·        What lithium batteries are and how to identify them

·        What to do once you’ve segregated them

·        What issues can result from mismanagement

·        What strategies you should consider for better management

·        What should be done in the event of an incident (ex: truck fire)

About the speaker:

Carl Smith 1x1.25.jpgCarl E. Smith heads Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and most successful battery recycling program.  In this capacity, he oversees the organization’s strategy, partnerships and management of its national promotion and education efforts.  Working directly with its Board of Directors, Smith leads the overall direction of the company. 


Smith has extensive experience in strategic marketing, brand positioning, product/business development and environmental leadership.  He previously served as the CEO of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, a non-profit organization that develops and promotes indoor air quality standards and programs.  Before that, he was a senior marketing and general management executive with a Fortune 500 company and served in various capacities on Capitol Hill.    

Smith currently serves on the boards of the Green Electronics Council as Treasurer, Global Product Stewardship Council (Global PSC) as Treasurer, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., and the Hawken School (Ohio). He also has previously served on the board of Quality Care for Children.