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Three Companies Join R2 Recycling Leaders

Arrow Electronics, Blancco and JT Environmental Consulting are the three latest companies to join the R2 Recycling Leader program. The R2 Leader program, developed by SERI, recognizes leadership on electronics recycling issues, and connects participating groups to additional projects or opportunities. R2 Leaders agree to take a leadership role in … Read more »

OneSource Freight

OneSource Freight Joins R2 Recycling Leader Program

Transportation and logistics provider OneSource Freight has joined SERI’s R2 Recycling Leaders program, which recognizes leadership efforts in electronics recycling among companies and nonprofits organizations. OneSource Freight has been a consistent supporter of the R2 Standard since its development in 2008, and provided guidance in the drafting of Provision 12 … Read more »

Recycle Across America

Recycle Across America Joins R2 Recycling Leader Program

Recycle Across America is the newest group to join the R2 Recycling Leader program, which is designed to support efforts by companies and organizations to advance the responsible reuse and recycling of used electronics. RAA is a nonprofit that has developed a standardized labeling system for recycling bins to help … Read more »

SERI

Electronics Companies Form Recycling Coalition

DirecTV, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sony and Xerox are among the founding partners of a program to encourage companies to responsibly reuse and recycle electronics. The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International’s (SERI) R2 Responsible Recycling Leader Program launches with a coalition of 10 partners including Goodwill Industries International, Greeneye Partners, Keep America Beautiful, … 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 »

Motorola cable box

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 »

Green Fleet Roundup: Ikea, LA Metro, Honda, Volvo, Boulder Electric Vehicle

Ikea plans to add 24 of Ecotality’s Blink electric vehicle charging stations across eight more locations in the US. Installation should be completed this summer at seven stores in Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as the US corporate office. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors has approved a … Read more »

Mitsubishi, Applied Materials Dropped From FTSE4Good; Salesforce.com Added

Mitsubishi, Applied Materials Dropped From FTSE4Good; Salesforce.com Added

Mitsubishi Corp., Swiss-based healthcare equipment provider Nobel Biocare and US semiconductor makers Applied Materials and Micron Technology have been dropped from the FTSE4Good Index for failing to meet environment or social criteria required to remain on the series of ethical investment stock market indices. The FTSE4Good, which was launched in … Read more »

Efficient Set-Top Boxes ‘to Save $1.5 Bn’ – But NRDC Cries Foul

A consortium of 15 TV providers and set-top-box manufacturers including Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco and Motorola have announced a Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that they say will result in annual residential electricity savings of $1.5 billion – but the National Resources Defense Council has dismissed the announcement as little more … Read more »

USGBC, FTSE Launch Green Property Index for Investors

FTSE Group, the US Green Building Council and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts have jointly developed green property indexes for institutional and retail investors. The indexes have been designed to give investors a structured way to measure and model the risk and reward profile of green property, … Read more »