Yamaha partners with organizations committed to promoting cycling in their communities.
People for Bikes is focused on advancing bicycling and includes an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation.
People for Bikes provides a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through our financial, community and communication resources
BPSA is an association of suppliers of bicycles, parts, accessories and services.
BPSA leads industry initiatives in legal and governmental affairs and safety issues, is the leading resource for bicycle statistical data, and provides regular networking and educational forums for members.
Yamaha Motor Corp, USA as a member of the PeopleForBikes electric bicycle committee worked together with other bicycle company leaders to help start and develop this industry wide recycling program together with Call2Recycle.
This new program represents the first transportation sector united under one battery recycling solution. The aim is to address the environmental concerns associated with lithium-ion battery recycling and ensure that batteries at their end of life, or those that are damaged or defective, are safely handled and returned to the proper recycling stream rather than ending up in landfills.
This program is a collective effort by the cycling industry and is funded by a per-unit-fee of $15 which we will add as a line item on Yamaha invoices beginning May 1, 2022. The fee associated with the e-bike battery recycling program covers the cost of the program start up and ongoing costs of the program including free online training, shipping and support material. This program creates a shared responsibility for the safe and responsible management of the e-bike battery and ensures funds are available when it reaches its end of life.
As the program administrator, Call2Recycle will provide training, recycling kits, safety materials, transportation, logistics, and customer support to ensure batteries are safely and compliantly collected and recycled when they reach the end of their life.
With the availability of this new program and industry partnership with Call2Recycle, we are excited to share the details of how to start enjoying the benefits this program offers you as a bicycle retailer and to your customers.