April 18, 2011

Consumer Electronics Industry Sets Itself Billion Pound eCycling Challenge

Filed under: Uncategorized — inece @ 2:38 pm

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At an event last week in Washington, DC,  the eCycling Leadership Initiative was formed with participation from the Consumer Electronics Association, Best Buy Co. Inc., Panasonic Corporation of North America, Sony Electronics Inc. and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., among others.

According to their press release, at the meeting, consumer electronics industry leaders kicked off the first nationwide electronics recycling initiative, with the goal of recycling a billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016. One billion pounds of obsolete electronics, if not properly recycled, would fill enough 50-foot tractor trailers to stretch 475 miles or completely fill a 71,000-seat football stadium.

For the full article, visit: http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2011/2011-04-13-091.html

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