As the months go by, more progress is being made in electronics recycling. Companies and consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of technology and are taking more responsibility. Keep reading for the latest and greatest in electronics recycling and e-waste news:
The Guardian recently published an excellent piece on how consumers can pressure companies to adopt environmentally-friendly manufacturing and recycling policies, particularly with electronics. It also includes a great overview of different ways to be more environmentally-conscious and adopt a green life-style when it comes to e-waste. For instance, re-selling your mobile phone or becoming a part of the repair economy.
According to American Recycler, Sony is working harder to promote its wildly successful Take Back Recycling program. The program began in 2007 and aims to provide a collection center for unwanted electronics within 20 miles of 95% of the U.S. population. In 2016 alone, these collection centers helped recycle almost 10,000 tonnes of e-waste. The program has cumulatively amassed over 222,000 tonnes since its inception.
LG continued displaying excellent leadership when it comes to electronics recycling and was recognized at CES 2017 for its commitment to sustainability and energy efficient products. LG's new TV technology has helped produce the most environmentally-friendly entertainment systems on the planet. At the same time, LG has collected about 24,000 tonnes of recyclable electronics