- Category: Business
12 Jan 2009
- Published on Monday, 12 January 2009 08:42
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Starting January 15, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America and Toshiba America Consumer Products LLC will provide American customers a nationwide network to collect their used electronics for free recycling. The three companies established the system through the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, LLC (MRM) a provider of e-waste recycling management services. At total of 280 MRM pickup sites will be ready when the program launches.
Hewlett – Packard also announced their HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program on January 6. Consumers can receive cash back for their electronics (of any brand) for recycling. Program details, including the appraised value of specific used electronics can be found on www.hp.com/go/ConsumerBuyback. Used HP and Compaq brand products with no cash value will be recycled for free.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in 2007 US consumers produced 2.5 million tons of e-waste with only 18 percent (414,000 tons) collected for recycling.
- Katrice R. Jalbuena