Recycling group honors Makita

LaMirada, California-based Makita has been recognized for outstanding battery recycling efforts with the Call2Recycle Leader in Sustainability Award.

Call2Recycle, North America’s first and largest battery collection and recycling program, created the Leader in Sustainability Award for companies that maintain a strong commitment to sustainability by steering hazardous materials away from local landfills. This is the second year Call2Recycle has distributed the award.

Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool category in 2005 with its groundbreaking 18V LXT Series, and today offers the world’s largest 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool line-up (slide-style battery). For Makita, a long-time partner in battery recycling efforts, it is the second straight year of recognition.

“Leaders in Sustainability demonstrate how organizations can have a positive environmental impact,” said Sean Burchill, Western Account Manager, Call2Recycle. “Thanks to dedicated organizations like Makita, over 11 million pounds of batteries were diverted from landfills through the Call2Recycle program in 2013.”