SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2017) – Focusing on its long-term environmental impact, Raleigh Electric, maker of industry-leading electric bikes, and IZIP, a leader in fun-focused electric bikes, are leading the way in the cycling industry with their partnership with non-profit Call2Recycle to dispose of old e-bike batteries in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly manner.

Both e-bike brands are part of the Accell Group Company, which prides itself in protecting the environment through responsible end-of-life management of lithium batteries.

“As a leading premier North American electric bicycle company, we feel that it is our responsibility, and are fully committed to support safe disposal of end-of-life lithium battery packs and to promote battery stewardship throughout the North American bicycle industry,” said Larry Pizzi, president of Raleigh Electric. “And, we expect that we are leading the way for many others in our space to join us in doing the right thing for our environment.” 

Each year, billions of batteries end up in landfills where toxic metals have the potential to enter the waste stream and harm our environment. When disposed of incorrectly, harmful elements can find their way into water sources, making it dangerous to life and adding to pollution.

With the shared values of eco-responsibility and ease-of-use, Raleigh Electric, IZIP, the Accell Group, and Call2Recycle have found a solution for clear guidance when it comes to the aftercare of e-bike batteries. With battery recycling collection sites located throughout the U.S. and Canada, disposing of batteries in a reasonable manner is easy for everyone and a sustainable step forward in making the planet a greener, cleaner place.

After collecting and sorting, the batteries are processed and turned into new batteries, stainless steel products, and more.

The program is funded by the two brands and the Accell Group through their Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

For more information on the Call2Recycle program, to learn how batteries are recycled, and to find drop-off sites near you, visit: www.call2recycle.org.