New TV Recycling Report Card shows many TV companies still have no recycling programs, even though Digital TV Conversion Contributes to E-Waste
With the digital TV conversion occurring on Friday June 12, there will be more ewaste that needs to be disposed of properly. Many TV manufacturers, including a market leader, still offer no electronics recycling program, according to the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, who published its TV Company Recycling Report Card today.
“With the upcoming digital TV conversion looming before us, many people don’t know where to take their old TVs, said Electronics TakeBack Coalition National Coordinator Barbara Kyle. “There are some responsible manufactures and retailers who offer takeback programs, but unfortunately not all – including market leader Vizio.”
Press Coverage of Fake Recycling Environmental Protection Agency takes action against electronics recycler by Thomas Olson, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review June 11, 2009 The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has filed an administrative complaint and compliance order against EarthEcycle. The agency said it wasn’t notified of cathode-ray tube exports the embattled electronic equipment recycler made to …