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Raw Materials Company

Raw Materials Company (RMC) was established in 1985 based on a belief and vision that all consumer batteries need to be managed responsibly and not discarded into municipal landfills, regardless of type.

Our focus has always been to find solutions that are not only economical, but also solutions that are considered socially and environmentally sustainable. The RMC 3500 recycling efficiency rate of 84% has been independently audited and verified under the CSA - SPE-890-15, a guideline for the accountable management of end-of-life materials. Our technology is forever evolving as we push ourselves to stay on pace with advances in battery manufacturing.

RMC is very proud to have engineered a battery recycling process that recycles and reuses all of the components of an alkaline battery in a sustainable manner, nothing is landfilled.

Working alongside producer responsibility programs, RMC has managed to increase Ontario's battery collection and recycling rate to the highest rate in North America. All recycled materials are reused in industry, preventing the need for further mining and depletion of our finite natural resources. This creates jobs at RMC and employment opportunities with the companies that consume our materials.

With society's growing dependence on all things electronic, the issue of responsible stewardship of spent batteries will only become more prevalent in the years ahead.

At Raw Materials Company, we are committed to providing the world with the most efficient and sustainable battery recycling solution for consumer batteries.

Our Mission

Raw Materials Company is an international leader in the field of waste and resource recycling. The company was formed to reflect our commitment to a safer environment through the proper recycling and conversion of waste material. As pioneers in the field of energy conservation and resource preservation, we are proud of our contribution to a cleaner global environment. This commitment extends to ensuring the highest possible health and safety standards for the protection of our employees and the public at large.

RMC was the first battery recycler in the world to be independently audited and verified under CSA Group Guideline - CSA SPE-890-15. It was also one of the first environmental companies to receive the ISO 14001 accreditation. RMC has been ISO 14001 registered since 2000.

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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. 

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Raw Materials Company Inc.
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Zinc is one of the world's most commonly used metals. Approximately 30% of the zinc today comes from recycled sources. Raw Materials Company is able to recover zinc from the batteries that you recycle. The zinc we recover is then reused as micronutrients in fertilizer to grow corn for biofuel.

As a result of RMC's recycled materials, farmers are able to increase their yields by over 20 bushels per acre. This is important considering our growing population and the need to make efficient use of our existing farmland.

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