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A Joint Government and Industry Regulatory Solution for Single Use + Rechargeable Batteries

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What this webinar is about:

The U.S. is on the verge of breakthrough legislation for both primary (single-use) and rechargeable batteries. This shift from a voluntary approach to a regulatory approach covering both battery types has coalesced over the past six months, as an increasing number of government agencies have expressed interest in a legislative solution to household battery management. This webinar will discuss the unique differences of the single-use and rechargeable battery industries, key issues that are being addressed to find a unified legislation solution, and outstanding challenges faced by state and local governments, manufacturers, retailers, and other key stakeholders in the year ahead.

There will be ample time for live Q+A.


Marcus Boolish, Director of Technology for Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc. also serves as President of the Corporation for Battery Recycling, Chair of the NEMA Dry Battery Section, Chair of IEC TC35 for portable primary batteries and Vice Chair of the ANSI C18 committee for portable batteries.  He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toledo and has been with Energizer since 1996.  

Carl Smith heads Call2Recycle Inc., North America’s first and most successful consumer battery recycling program.  In this capacity, he oversees the organization’s strategy and management of its national promotional and education efforts and its complex stakeholder relationships.  He is known for his deep understanding of product stewardship and its impact and unintended consequences on the market. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in strategic marketing, brand positioning, general management and environmental leadership.   He has held senior leadership positions in marketing with Fortune 500 companies, headed environmental organizations, and managed the external affairs for major health care organizations.  With undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, he also has considerable public policy experience serving in various capacities on Capitol Hill.

Jen Holliday is the Compliance Program and Product Stewardship Manager for Chittenden County, Vermont. She has worked in the environmental field since 1985 and has developed and managed the household hazardous waste program for the Chittenden Solid Waste District, the largest solid waste district in Vermont, since the program started in 1991. Currently she serves as the Vice-Chair of Vermont’s Advisory Committee on Mercury Pollution. Jen has been a strong advocate for product stewardship in Vermont including educating local and state government officials on product stewardship and lobbying for EPR legislation. She is a founding member and Chair of the Vermont Product Stewardship Council formed in 2008 to work on EPR initiatives in Vermont. On a national level, she has been an active participant in the PSI Paint Dialogue, as well as collaborating with other product stewardship leaders in the United States and Canada on product stewardship initiatives.

Garth Hickle is the Product Stewardship Team Leader for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). He has been with the MPCA since 1996 working on product stewardship for various products including packaging, electronics and carpet among other products. He is a board member of the Global Product Stewardship Council, the Sustainable Electronics Recycling Initiative and the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Minnesota. Garth holds a B.A. from the College of Wooster, a M.S.E.L. from Vermont Law School and a M.A. from Hamline University and is a Doctoral Candidate in Industrial Ecology and Sustainability at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.