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Recycling Drive Shows Power of Teamwork

August 29th, 2013 by

There’s nothing quite like teamwork.

Interstate Batteries, The Kansas City Royals, Players for the Planet and Bridging the Gap joined forces for an e-waste recycling drive last weekend. Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and infielders Mike Moustakas and Chris Getz appeared during the event.


The event provided a simple and convenient way for Royals fans and local residents to recycle old electronics and used batteries in exchange for ticket vouchers to a Royals game.

Jeremy approached Royals management with the idea after seeing a similar drive in Cincinnati.

“It’s a great event, protecting the environment and allowing people to recycle products that otherwise might end up in a landfill,” said Jeremy, who arrived at Saturday’s recycling event on his electric Segway scooter. “We’re really glad the Royals were able to make it happen, along with Interstate Batteries and Players for the Planet.”

Watch: Jeremy Guthrie arrives on his scooter

The Royals said the decision to participate was easy.

“[Jeremy] wanted to make sure that recycling was something that Kansas City did,” said Toby Cook, Vice President of Community Affairs and Publicity for the Royals.  When we have a player who’s passionate about something, we want to get all over it.”

Watch: Fox 4 KC covers the recycling event

More than 500 people brought old televisions, computers, printers and automotive batteries for recycling over the two-day event, and the Royals are already starting to think about next year’s drive.

Kansas City-area residents can recycle their old batteries at Interstate All Battery Centers in Overland Park, Kan., and Omaha, Neb., all season long in exchange for ticket vouchers. Please visit for details.

By James Pecht (177 Posts)

James Pecht writes about franchising, battery technology, tips, racing and company culture for Interstate Batteries.

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