The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is a statement today applauding efforts on "electronics stewardship" and "CE recycling" by federal government agencies and individual companies.
Government agencies that earned praise from the group included the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Corporations that are committed to CE recycling included Dell, Sprint and Sony. These companies also issued separate statements earlier today about their commitment to recycling. In addition, LG Electronics announced a two-day eCycling event it is co-sponsoring to take place in Oklahoma later this month.
"Electronics recycling is a national problem that deserves a national solution. Today's announcement from EPA, GSA and CEQ echoes the principles our industry laid out this spring with the eCycling Leadership Initiative," said Walter Alcorn, CEA environmental affairs and industry sustainability VP.
The eCycling Leadership Initiative is an industry-led effort launched in April of this year. The goal is to recycle 1 billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016. The initiative is being coordinated by CEA and aims to strengthen consumer education of eCycling and increase the number of recycling locations and infrastructure needed to reach the annual target.
You can learn more about the initiative by visiting www.ecyclingleadershipinitiative.com.