Recharged L3C – Battery Upcycling
Recharged L3C is a limited profitability company located in Portage Michigan (just outside Kalamazoo). With an approved United Nations Global Marketplace number, we have a core mission of reducing landfill and the new production of AA, AAA batteries by reclaiming and upcycling them to consumers.
Currently we have partnered with Focus Forward a self-supporting nonprofit that employs blind labor for running their manufacturing and assembly floor. We have also partnered with Goodwill Greenworks to utilize post-incarcerated labor.
Currently we harvest 550K pounds of new and used remote controls per month for their batteries – including brand new in packaging remotes that have unused, never opened batteries. Our first phase is to sell the new batteries on the open market or to a consumer, slightly below market price. Ultimately Recharged L3C will sell these batteries at or above market price, donating a battery for every battery purchased to a charity.