Milwaukee receives sustainability award

Milwaukee Tool was recently honored with Call2Recycle’s 2012 Leader in Sustainability award for demonstrating an exceptional commitment to its battery recycling program.

“In 2012, 10 million pounds of batteries were collected and diverted from local landfills through participants in the Call2Recycle program. This success is due in large part to the enthusiastic participation of Leaders in Sustainability like Milwaukee Tool,” Call2Recycle president and CEO Carl Smith said in a statement. “Their consistent dedication to recycling programs demonstrates how organizations can have a positive environmental impact.”

"We are proud to partner with Call2Recycle to minimize the environmental impacts of the products we launch,” says Mark Hickok, director of safety and regulatory for Milwaukee Tool Corporation. “We have placed recycling centers in each of our authorized service centers, as well as our distribution facilities to ensure that all batteries are properly recycled.”