Innovative Battery Recycling Program For Public Safety Equipment

Partnership provides a turnkey solution for lithium-ion battery collection for public safety equitnment and assists in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) efforts

          Wixom, Michigan (April 12, 2022) – Battery Solutions, the North American leader in sustainable, end-to-end management solutions for end-of-life batteries and consumer electronics, and Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies, today announced a partnership to create a first-of-its-kind battery recycling program to enhance Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) efforts across communities in the United States.            

           Battery Solutions will support the collection of lithium-ion batteries and cartridges from Axon’s TASER energy devices, body-worn cameras and other technology products nationwide. Collection units will be offered at no cost on Axon’s website for all U.S-based Axon partners. These units will give public safety agencies a simple and turnkey solution for battery recycling, while reinforcing Axon’s commitment to sustainability and ESG efforts.

          “This program marks a key milestone in the expanding support that battery recycling is receiving in the United States,” said Thomas Bjarnemark, CEO, Battery Solutions. “Working with the Axon team has been amazing because their commitment to safety and sustainability is a true demonstration of their market leadership.”

          Battery Solutions will support the collection, sorting, and processing of all collected lithium-ion batteries. This fully traceable program will provide industry-leading compliance and safety, ensuring that batteries are recycled efficiently so valuable metals can re-enter the supply chain. Battery Solutions’ battery recycling programs support many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and expand Axon’s existing ESG plans.

           This program launches April 2022 and underscores the celebration of sustainability efforts by teams worldwide.

           Battery Solutions was acquired by Retriev Technologies in March 2022.  The combined offering brings two complementary industry leaders together to create the first and only comprehensive battery management solution that enables a true closed loop supply chain in North America.

About Battery Solutions
Battery Solutions has been a North American leader in battery recycling management with end-to-end solutions for 30 years. It is committed to conserving natural resources from spent batteries and diverting them from landfills through scalable programs. Handling all battery chemistries, sizes and formats, Battery Solutions charts a path forward for their customers by supporting fully traceable end-of-life management services and products. For more information, visit www.batterysoltions.com or call 800.852.8127.

About Retriev Technologies
Retriev, the recognized leader in battery management and recycling, has been at the forefront of safe and responsible recycling technology for decades, processing lithium batteries for over 30 years. Retriev utilizes a patented hydrometallurgical process which recovers critical materials necessary for the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries that are used to power our world. Retriev’s reputation is built on research, knowledge, compliance and responsible battery recycling and management services. For more information, visit www.retrievtech.com.

About Axon
Axon is a network of devices, apps and people that helps public safety personnel become smarter and safer. With a mission of protecting life, our technologies give customers the confidence, focus and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact every aspect of a public safety officer’s day-to-day experience with the goal of helping everyone get home safe. We work hard for those who put themselves in harm’s way for all of us. To date, more than 268,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon Network of devices, apps, and people. Learn more at www.axon.com or by calling (800) 978-2737. Axon is a global company with headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. and global software engineering hub in Seattle, Wash., as well as additional offices in Australia, Canada, Finland, Vietnam, the UK and the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.axon.com.