Awards & Achievements

Raw Materials Company has been the recipient of several awards for its patented battery recycling technology and its innovative recycling programs for consumer batteries. 

As a company we are truly fortunate and grateful to receive such accolades doing something we are so passionate about. These achievements over the last several years are a true testament for what can be accomplished by a seemingly small group or even individuals themselves.

We’d like to share each of these awards with everyone that takes the time to recycle their batteries and acknowledge the efforts of those in our dedicated network that give people a convenient option to recycle them everyday.

Thank you.


RMC President Named Executive of the Year by the Ontario Waste Management Association

RMC President Named Executive of the Year by the Ontario Waste Management Association

November 25, 2016

James Ewles, President of Raw Materials Company has been named Canadian Waste Sector Executive of the Year by the Ontario Waste Management Association

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RMC Receives Top Score for Product Innovation from Recycling Council of Ontario

RMC Receives Top Score for Product Innovation from Recycling Council of Ontario

December 8, 2015

Raw Materials Company (RMC) received a Top Score for Product Innovation at the Recycling Council of Ontario’s Awards Luncheon at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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RMC Receives Double Platinum and Gold for its Sustainable Battery Recycling Process at the RCO Awards Gala

RMC Receives Double Platinum and Gold for its Sustainable Battery Recycling Process at the RCO Awards Gala

December 1, 2014

Each year the RCO Awards Gala recognizes and celebrates the innovation and achievements of both public and private sector organizations in waste reduction and recycling. 

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RMC President Recognized as Sustainability Leader for Battery Recycling at Clean50 Summit

RMC President Recognized as Sustainability Leader for Battery Recycling at Clean50 Summit

October 22, 2014

James Ewles, President of Raw Materials Company Inc. (RMC), has been recognized as one of Canada's 2015 Clean50 leaders in sustainability and clean capitalism. 

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RMC Receives a Technological Innovation Award from NEYA

RMC Receives a Technological Innovation Award from NEYA

March 12, 2014

Wayne Elliott and James Ewles of Raw Materials Company were recognized with a Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Award (NEYA) at the organization’s annual Awards Gala held at the Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls on Friday March 7th, 2014.

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RMC Receives Two Platinums at 2013 RCO Waste Minimization Awards

RMC Receives Two Platinums at 2013 RCO Waste Minimization Awards

November 15, 2013

The Recycling Council of Ontario has recognized Raw Materials Company (RMC) with two Platinum Awards at their annual Awards Gala on October 24, 2013 during Waste Reduction Week. 

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Durham Region & RMC Receive the SWANA Gold Award

Durham Region & RMC Receive the SWANA Gold Award

September 20, 2013

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario and Raw Materials Company have been awarded the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Gold Award for Special Waste Management.

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RMC Receives Platinum & Gold at 2012 RCO Waste Minimization Awards

RMC Receives Platinum & Gold at 2012 RCO Waste Minimization Awards

November 21, 2012

Raw Materials Company receives a Platinum Award for Program Operator and a Gold Award for Sustainable Service at the 2012 RCO Waste Minimization Awards.

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Raw Materials Company uses a mechanical process that separates all of the components of a primary battery so they can be properly recycled. The recovered materials are used to make new products saving our earth's finite resources and the energy needed to mine them from ore.

Find out more about our technology and how together we are turning waste into a valuable resource.