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Apr 2014

It’s Easy Being Green with KPDC’s Newest Platinum Sponsor

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Make Every Day Earth Day!

It’s Easy Being Green with KPDC’s Newest Platinum Sponsor

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Want to go green AND save money? Of course you do! When you buy an Interstate Battery you’re doing both!

…and Interstate will pay you to recycle your old car battery. We call that a win-win-win!

KPDC salutes its newest platinum sponsor for taking environmental stewardship to a whole new level and for making our world a little greener and cleaner.

At Interstate, green is more than a colour – it’s the company’s highest standard for protecting the environment. Interstate is North America’s leading recycler of lead-acid batteries.

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KPDC member, Amanda Darlington is Interstate’s Assistant Operations Manager. She’s proud that for every automotive or lead-acid battery Interstate sells, the company recycles four.

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Interstate Operations Manager, Einar Sandland and Assistant Operations Manager Amanda Darlington

Interstate accepts automotive, alkaline, cellphone, laptop and other consumer batteries. Their convenient East Kildonan location – Suite G-10 Keenleyside –  makes “going green” easy.

With a reputation for top-quality products and consistently reliable service, Interstate Batteries is North America’s Number One replacement brand battery. The company sells more than 16,000 kinds of batteries—from AAA alkalines, automotive and industrial batteries to critical power solutions, and everything in between.

 

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…and Rethink

Automotive and household batteries – whether they power our cell phones, laptops, or flashlights – are an essential part of our everyday lives. The average Canadian home uses 26 different battery-powered devices. As you read this, you’ve likely got half a dozen different batteries within easy reach.

Ever stop to consider what happens to old batteries and why you, as a dog owner, should care?

Not long ago, Kilcona Dog Park was an industrial wasteland – an “out of sight, out of mind” corner of the city where Winnipeggers disposed of their household garbage and junk.

 

In 1987 the dump was closed and capped with eight feet of clay. Old batteries, tires, toxic pesticides, petroleum products and other hazardous materials lie buried beneath the off-leash area.

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Thirty years later, chunks of decomposing garbage still break through the surface. Pipes from deep inside the landfill spew plumes of methane gas that foul the air and contribute to global warming. Water quality signs warn us to keep our dogs out of Kilcona’s retention ponds.

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Heavy metals and other contaminants from spent batteries wreak havoc on the environment, and harm people and animals that come in contact with them. An automobile battery contains about a gallon of sulfuric acid, three pounds of plastic and 21 pounds of lead. Batteries contain other hazardous materials that leach into soil, surface water and groundwater.

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Interstate recycles 99% of these materials. Lead is reprocessed to make plates for new batteries, and reclaimed plastic is used for new covers and cases. Battery acid is re-used or neutralized, treated and re-claimed as water.

Interstate exceeds Environment Canada’s standards for the safe handling, transportation and recycling of old batteries. All lead is recycled at approved North American smelters, operating under stringent government regulations. None is processed off-shore.

 

Interstate accepts automotive, alkaline, cellphone, laptop and other consumer batteries. Their convenient East Kildonan location makes “going green” easy.

And just how dependable are Interstate batteries?   Outrageously Dependable®!

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Green Means “Go” When It’s 40 below!

Check out this clever YouTube video to see why your next battery should be an Interstate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctB6E_3OyCM

Here’s a brainteaser: how many household batteries were sold in Canada in 2012?

A)      750 million

B)      225 million

C)      One billion

If you guessed A, you’re right. That’s a lot of used batteries making their way into landfills.

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