Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Build your Business
Advertise Here

From Retail - Retail

Brought to you by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory

For pre-planning or immediate funeral services call us at 256-831-4611 or visit www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.

Gratitude

CEA Congratulates MRM, Samsung as Leaders of eCycling Efforts in Massachusetts

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:32:23 EST

Arlington, VA – – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today congratulates MRM and Samsung for receiving MassRecycles' Industry Recycling Awards for promoting recycling and waste reduction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

-Samsung, a CEA member company, was the first company to embrace responsible recycling at the e-Stewards level by establishing the Samsung Recycling Direct program in 2008. As the largest, single-manufacturer television takeback program in the U.S., it has responsibly recycled nearly a quarter billion pounds in the U.S. since 2008, according to the e-Stewards standard for responsible recycling. In Massachusetts alone, the Samsung program has responsibly recycled more than 10 million pounds since 2010. MassRecycles honored Samsung for business innovation and providing voluntary, responsible recycling for communities throughout Massachusetts.

-Founded by CEA members Panasonic, Toshiba and Sharp, MRM provides a platform for electronics manufacturers and retailers to contribute to the development and management of a sustainable recycling system for electronics products. MassRecycles honored MRM for operating the largest voluntary electronics recycling network in the state, which has recycled more than 1.3 million pounds of electronics since 2011 at more than 17 locations across Massachusetts.


'Good environmental stewardship is a key tenet of the consumer electronics industry, and we are committed to make recycling electronics just as easy as purchasing electronics,' said Walter Alcorn, vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability at CEA. 'We're delighted to see electronics manufacturers and retailers being recognized for their voluntary efforts by state governments.'

According to industry research, the average U.S. household owns 25 different consumer electronics products. CEA has been working in partnership with local, state and federal governments, as well as interested non-governmental organizations and other industry advocates to educate consumers on the availability and accessibility of electronics recycling locations. The industry's eCycling Leadership Initiative has issued a Billion Pound Challenge to responsibly recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016.

As of September 2012, the industry's eCycling Leadership Initiative had achieved the following:

-Participants of the eCycling Leadership Initiative arranged for the responsible recycling of 460 million pounds of CE products, a 53 percent increase over the 300 million pounds recycled in 2010.
-Electronics manufacturers and retailers increased the number of recycling drop-off locations for consumers nationwide to nearly 7,500 from just over 5,000 a year ago.
-By the end of 2011, 96 percent of the recycling done by eCycling Leadership Initiative participants was conducted in third-party certified recycling facilities.
-CEA launched GreenerGadgets.org to educate consumers about eCycling and energy consumption. By entering a ZIP code, anyone can locate the closest responsible recycling location sponsored by the CE industry and/or third-party certified recycler.


In addition, the CE Recycling and Reuse 2012 edition study found that nine in 10 consumers believe it's important to recycle their CE devices and 63 percent of consumers know where to recycle them. Overall sales of CE products are expected to reach a record high in 2012. As consumers purchase new electronics, they are removing more used CE products from their homes. Six in ten CE owners removed at least one device from their homes in the last year. Nearly half (48 percent) of those CE owners donated the device for reuse, and 26 percent recycled the device. Of those who donated a device, the majority (63 percent) gave it to friends and family.

For more information on the industry's eCycling efforts, please visit: CE.org/ecycle.

For more information MassRecyling's awards, please visit: http://www.massrecycle.org/index.php/2012-07-12-21-15-42/recycling-awards/overview.

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

Naked Man Plus Home for Sale Equals Lots of Views

Adorable funny video featuring local actors...

Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget

To make the back-to-school season easier and more affordable, do get your game plan together.

How to Network Your Way to a Great New Job

Social media is not a substitute for face-to-face communication.

This School Year, Raise Grades with Online Learning Tools

There are great ways you can help make this school year the best one yet.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Transformation Technologies

Improve your golf scores. View our free 16 minute golf course at golf.transformationsolutions.com

Oxford Lumber

Neighborhood service and warehouse prices since 1958. We're also proud to own and operate Roanoke Ace Home Center, Talladega Ace Home Center and Jacksonville Home Center. Oxford Lumber is located at 1400 Barry Street. Call 256-831-0540

Frontera Bar & Grill

Mexican quisine at it's finest. For lunch, dinner or take out, visit Frontera Bar & Grill 1750 Hamric Dr E Oxford, AL 36203? (256) 835-9905

Signature In Home Care

Our mission is to help seniors remain independent in their homes as long as possible by offering quality, affordable care. We can also provide a helping hand with activities of daily living. Call 1-877-777-1822 or 256-831-3250

Miller Funeral Home and Crematory

For pre-planning or immediate funeral services call us at 256-831-4611 or visit www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.