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4th Annual OSBRC Starts Today!

October 16, 2017

In its fourth year, the OSBRC has grown into a community of thoughtful citizens. A group of schools working toward a common goal to recycle as many batteries as they use each year. 

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Catching Up with Muskoka Christian School!

January 27, 2017

Mike Kersley of Raw Materials Company speaks with Andrea Clarke at Muskoka Christian School to learn more about their program and how they have been able to achieve such impressive results!  

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3rd Annual Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge Starts Today!

October 17, 2016

It’s that time of year, Waste Reduction Week and the first day of the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge! Welcome back everyone!

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Last Day of the 2015/2016 OSBR Challenge!

April 22, 2016

At 5:00 p.m. the OSBRC Leaderboard will be locked marking the end of this year’s Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge! This year the program reached more than 70,000 students and together they recycled approximately 23,861 kilograms of used household batteries!

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Springfield Public School Recycles 90000 Batteries!

March 30, 2016

Springfield Public School didn’t make the Top 10 last year, but a fresh outlook this past October and some renewed buy-in from students and their families has made all the difference this time around.

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13 Schools Recycled the Batteries Consumed by 7352 Canadian Families!

March 24, 2016

At the beginning of this year’s Challenge, we introduced something called the OSBRC Pledge. The Pledge was created to help schools track their individual recycling efforts against the amount of batteries the average Canadian family uses in a year.

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Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead! Spring 2016

February 18, 2016

Raw Materials Company in partnership with Orange Drop teams up with many Ontario communities to provide people with a convenient option to recycle used household batteries at the curbside. Is your community participating in the collection this spring? Find out here!

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Let's Commit to a Sustainable 2016!

January 15, 2016

The New Year is a great time to reflect and to take stock of the choices we make and it’s the perfect time to come up with subtle ways to better ourselves in the year ahead.

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Spike in Student Missions Energizes Recycling Efforts!

December 4, 2015

The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge is well under way and so far this year, we’ve seen a spike in the number of people signing up for Student Missions.

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First Battery Boss of the Year!

December 2, 2015

This is the second time Lily has earned the title and we were very fortunate to be able to thank her in front of her classmates at a recent school assembly. Read more to find out what Lily had to say! 

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