Old TVs cause new problems

January 27th, 2009
By Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY

Media Center – Press Coverage Old TVs cause new problems Tuesday, January 27, 2009 By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY Universal Waste Management president and CEO Jacob Cherry stands amid discarded monitors at his processing plant in Oakland. With the switch to digital, many people are ditching their old TV sets, and what’s inside can be …

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Campaigners highlight ‘toxic TVs’

January 9th, 2009
By Maggie Shiels BBC News technology reporter, Las Vegas

Media Center – Press Coverage Campaigners highlight ‘toxic TVs’ Friday, January 09, 2009 By Maggie Shiels, BBC News technology reporter, Las Vegas Zombie protesters at CES 09 Campaigners say more should be done to recycle old TVs Campaigners are warning of a flood of toxic waste from old TVs and have called on manufacturers to …

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Electronics TakeBack Coalition Supports Obama’s call to delay the digital TV conversion

January 8th, 2009

The Electronic TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) announced its support for President-elect Obama’s request to push the digital TV conversion back from February 17, 2009. While Obama’s transition team is concerned with consumer readiness, pushing back the digital conversion would also give television manufacturers more time to create and implement responsible electronics recycling programs.

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Toxic TV Zombies Invade Las Vegas

January 8th, 2009
By Jaymi Heimbuch

Media Center – Press Coverage CES 2009: Toxic TV Zombies Invade Las Vegas Thursday, January 08, 2009, Treehugger By Jaymi Heimbuch, San Francisco, California CES is trying to go green in some ways – there is a minuscule “green gadgets” zone, they’re making moves to green up their conference logistics, and have launched the Greener …

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“Green day” at CES kicked off by dancing TV zombie kick line

January 7th, 2009

This morning, 25 activists dressed as “undead TV zombies” danced and did a Vegas kick line to draw attention to the need for TV manufacturers to do more to take back and recycle old TVs, at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. On the same day that CES hosted sessions featuring industry figures bragging about the “greenness” of their products, the Electronics TakeBack Coalition criticized electronics manufacturers for their general unwillingness to take back and safely recycle their used, toxic products, even though the digital conversion is only a month away.

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