EPA SMM Webinar - An Introduction to Lithium Batteries and the Challenges that they Pose to the Waste and Recycling Industry

Please Join EPA SMM Webinar Academy Thursday, March 22 for their FREE webinar An Introduction to Lithium Batteries and the Challenges that they Pose to the Waste and Recycling Industry.

Lithium batteries are becoming more prevalent in American homes and businesses as electronic devices become smaller, more portable and more essential to our daily lives. These batteries are also new to the waste management system and present new challenges to solid waste managers and recyclers alike. This webinar will cover the basics of lithium batteries, the impacts to the waste management industry, and information on lithium battery recycling.

Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center working on how to obtain affordable clean energy as well as protecting ourselves and our environment.  Within Argonne is the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS), which is a group consisting of scientists and engineers from throughout Argonne working together and with industry and academia to collaboratively address energy storage challenges and needs.

Resource Recycling Systems.Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, RRS is a sustainability and recycling consulting firm serving both public and private sectors that strives to create a world where resources are managed to maximize economic and social benefit while minimizing environmental harm. RRS employs industry professionals, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communication specialists who share this vision and possess core strengths in materials and recovery, solid waste planning, life cycle management, applied sustainable design, and collaborative action development.

Call2Recycle is the premier battery collection and recycling program in North America.  Founded in 1994, it has collected over 144 million pounds of consumer batteries since inception.  A non-profit stewardship organization, it is focused on educating consumers on the importance of safely recycling batteries.  Most recently, it launched its Charge Up SafetyTM campaign, aimed at educating stakeholders on the safe handling and transport of lithium based batteries.


  • Jeffrey Spangenberger, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Michael Timpane, Resource Recycling Systems
  • Carl Smith, Call2Recycle
03/22/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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