Specialized Bicycles has announced it will fulfil its earlier commitment to recycle all its e-Bike batteries sold in the USA by the end of 2021. The brand has also announced a new partnership with Call2Recycle to get the batteries from customers and bike shops to Specialized’s recycling partner Redwood Materials.
This Autumn, Specialized and Call2Recycle will begin training Specialized Turbo e-Bike retailers to become Li-Ion battery collection sites, equipped to collect Specialized bicycle batteries for recycling. As retailers complete battery recycling training, riders will be able to search for qualifying locations on Call2Recycle’s website.
Mike Sinyard, Specialized Founder and CEO said: “Electric bikes are a powerful tool in the fight against climate change, and the challenge of battery recycling is larger than what Specialized can solve alone. That is why we are proud to be one of nearly 20 bike brands who are working with PeopleForBikes to develop an e-Bike battery recycling program which serves the entire industry. We are proud to lead this effort, and to use our experience for the benefit of the bike industry and the planet.”
Leo Raudys, President and CEO, Call2Recycle, said: “E-mobility, notably e-Bikes, is perhaps the most visible example of the growing electrification of our economy. We are excited by Specialized’s commitment to safely and responsibly recycle the batteries that make these climate-friendly products possible and look forward to partnering with them to create a healthier planet.”
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