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
"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
acieved the following:
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 MassRecycles' awards, please visit: http://www.massrecycle.org/index.php/2012-07-12-21-15-42/recycling-awards/overview.
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,
and through social media: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CEAfeed,
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