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Product Stewardship: Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws, which require manufacturers to fund and manage recycling and disposal programs for their products, are being implemented in many places around the world. Notably, Canada and Europe widely use EPR to manage waste and prevent pollution from hazardous waste. But EPR has been slower to … Read more »

Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

The consumer electronics industry last year recycled 660 million pounds of electronics in the US — the industry’s highest every annual total — under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI), according to a Consumer Electronics Association report. ELI is an industry effort, led by CEA, to increase collaboration among CE manufacturers, … Read more »

Electronics, Auto Industries Want ‘Cohesive Federal Chemical Management’

Leading US electronics and automotive industry associations are backing a bipartisan bill that aims to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, Chemical Watch reports. According to the publication, the Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers (AAM) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) favor the bipartisan Vitter-Udall senate bill, which gives more power … Read more »

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents

CES Roundup: Ford, Toyota, Internet of Things

The 2015 International CES wrapped up on Friday, with Ford, Toyota and other companies making major announcements about how technology innovation will advance efficiency and sustainability. Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO, announced Ford’s new Smart Mobility plan in his keynote, which he says will solve today’s global transportation challenges. … Read more »

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Largest-Ever Internet of Things Showcase

The 2015 International CES will have the largest-ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the internet of things, with more than 900 exhibitors planning to share innovations that harness the power of the network to connect everyday devices, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. CEA owns and … Read more »


Fewer Consumers Say Recycling Electronics is Important

While 82 percent of consumers say recycling their old electronics is important or very important to them, that total is 4 percent lower than in 2012 (86 percent), according to a study from the Consumer Electronics Association. The survey also found one-third of consumers (30 percent) recycled electronics products in the … Read more »

CE Industry Sets E-Waste Recycling Record

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 Association’s Third Annual Report of the eCycling … Read more »

Standards & Certification Briefing: Superior Energy Performance, IEC 62474, LEED for Hillshire

Volvo Group‘s New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va., has received Superior Energy Performance certification. The plant improved its energy performance by 25.8 percent over three years while maintaining its daily truck production levels. The Consumer Electronics Association, DigitalEurope, and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative announced that IEC … Read more »


Consumer Electronics Show Roundup: Intel, Toyota, BMW, Bosch

Here’s a roundup of green tech news from the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced during his keynote address that for the first time the minerals used in its microprocessor silicon and packages have not been sourced from conflict zones as concluded by either a … Read more »

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Cable TV Box Standards to Cut 5M Tons CO2 Annually

Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco, AT&T and other consumer electronics and pay-TV companies, along with the Energy Department and other organizations, have developed standards for cable TV boxes expected to avoid more than 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The voluntary agreement between the DOE, Natural Resources Defense … Read more »

Consumer Electronics Companies Green Up Industry

Sony’s development of SoRPlas — its proprietary recycled plastic — is just one example of how consumer electronics companies are becoming more environmentally friendly, according to the Consumer Electronics Association‘s latest sustainability report. Plastic scrap from leftover optical discs, transparent sheets and used water bottles is crushed, washed and converted … Read more »

Consumer Electronics Firms Upped Recycling 27% in 2012

Consumer Electronics Firms Upped Recycling 27% in 2012

Apple, Dell, HP and some 2,000 other consumer electronics companies increased the amount of electronics they recycled by about 27 percent last year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Second Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative says consumer electronics companies working in the eCycling Leadership Initiative recycled 585 … Read more »

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