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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PANASONIC POWER TOOL DIVISION EXTENDS SUPPORT FOR BATTERY RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR EARTH DAY 2013

 

SECAUCUS, NJ (April 22, 2013) - Panasonic’s Power Tool Division is proud to announce on Earth Day 2013 their on-going participation in Call2Recycle, a rechargeable battery collection and recycling program,.  This recycling program is available for both Panasonic construction and assembly tool users. Panasonic is a founding member of Call2Recycle®, a product stewardship program that ensures that the batteries manufacturers, such as Panasonic, are introducing into the marketplace are being responsibly recycled when they reach their end of life.

 

Dan Silver, Vice President, Panasonic Eco Solutions Company, stated, “Call2Recycle has been a trusted organization for over 16 years, serving as a great recycling partner and reflects Panasonic's commitment to sustainability through responsible recycling.” 

 

Panasonic markets both Construction Tools and Assembly Tools.  The cordless construction tools deliver the latest and most advanced technology to meet the needs of professionals.  Panasonic’s dual voltage technology brings versatility to the job site by simply switching between 18V and 14.4V Li-ion batteries to match the tool to the job.   In addition, 4.2Ah Li-ion battery, Panasonic's latest and most advanced Lithium Nickel batteries are designed to run longer on a single charge with almost no increase in size and weight.  Panasonic cordless tools are rated Tough IP 56, designed to handle the toughest job environments by incorporating water and dust resistance technology. 

 

Panasonic's Assembly Tool Division is a leading manufacturer of production tools that include intelligent cordless shut-off tools, low torque cordless clutch tools and cordless non shut-off tools.  Ergonomics, weight and quality control drove the design, providing operators with comfort and freedom of motion while delivering accuracy and repeatability.  Saving money through reducing electrical usage, helping the environment, increasing safety, improving quality throughput, cutting maintenance expenses and minimizing installation are all advantages of using Panasonic Assembly Tools.

 

Call2Recycle accepts all rechargeable batteries up to 11 pounds including Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride), Ni-Cd (Nickel Cadmium), Ni-Zn (Nickel Zinc), Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) and Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb).

 

 

 

About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company provides a full range of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions including the planning, implementation, financing, and maintenance to corporate and private sector organizations in both the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about the company and its eco solutions, visit www.panasonic.com/ecosolutions.

 

About Call2Recycle

Call2Recycle® is a product stewardship program, providing no-cost battery and cell phone recycling solutions across the U.S. and Canada.  Operated by Call2Recycle, Inc., a 501(c)4 not-for-profit public service organization, the program is funded by battery and product manufacturers, like Panasonic, committed to responsible recycling. Since its program launch in 1996 Call2Recycle has diverted more than 75 million pounds of batteries and cell phones from local landfills.  More than 30,000 business, community, and retail locations across the U.S. voluntarily serve as Call2Recycle collection sites, including national retailers like Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, RadioShack and Staples.

 

Advancing green business practices and environmental sustainability, Call2Recycle is the most active voice promoting eco-safe reclamation and recycling of batteries and cell phones. It is the first program of its kind to receive the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification. Learn more at call2recycle.org, or 877.723.1297.

 

 

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Editorial Contacts

 

Dan Unger (Panasonic Media Relations)             201-392-4571     dan.unger@us.panasonic.com

Jackie Franzese (Gibbs & Soell Inc.)                   212-697-2600     jfranzese@gibbs-soell.com
 
 
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