CE Industry Sets E-Waste Recycling Record
Led by Apple, Best Buy, Dell and DirecTV, the consumer electronics (CE) industry set a new record in 2013 by recycling 620 million pounds of electronics in the US, more than double the total of three years ago, according to the Consumer Electronic Associationâ€™s Third Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative.
The report also says:
- Apple, Best Buy, Dell, and DirecTV each recycled more than 125 percent of the consumer hardware recycling goals set by CEA for 2013.
- By the end of last year, more than 99 percent recycling by eCycling Leadership Initiative participants was conducted in third-party certified recycling facilities.
- More than 8,000 e-waste recycling locations are now available to consumers throughout the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
The eCycling Leadership Initiative has set a goal to increase the amount of electronics recycled to 1 billion pounds annually by 2016.
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