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Some See E-Waste Crisis Trailing Switch to Digital TV

June 15th, 2009
By Nathanial Gronewold New York Times/Greenwire

Media Center: Press Coverage Some See E-Waste Crisis Trailing Switch to Digital TV By NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD and GREENWIRE New York Times, June 15, 2009 NEW YORK — There’s growing concern that the United States’ conversion last weekend from analog to digital television broadcasting will exacerbate a national e-waste problem and fuel the smuggling of cathode …

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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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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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TV companies don’t make the grade, failed recycling efforts, few exceptions

November 19th, 2008
WWLP-TV, Springfield, Massachusetts

Media Center – Press Coverage TV companies don’t make the grade Friday, November 19, 2008 By Shiri Spear, WWLP TV Failed recycling efforts, few exceptions (WWLP) – A report card issued by the Electronic Takeback Coalition rated the recycling habits of big TV brands. Very few have passing marks. The digital TV conversion is only …

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TV zombies protest Panasonic

October 31st, 2008
By bdejesus NJ.com

Media Center – Press Coverage TV zombies protest Panasonic Friday, October 31, 2008 By B. De Jesus, New Jersey Star Ledger Members of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition and Clean Water Action went to Panasonic’s Secaucus headquarters yesterday dressed as “TV Zombies.” They wanted the company to commit to taking back its old TVs for recycling …

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Ratings drop for TV recycling

October 30th, 2008
By Colleen Diskin NorthJersey.com

Media Center – Press Coverage Ratings drop for TV recycling Thursday, October 30, 2008 By Colleen Diskin, northjersey.com Protesters dressed as “TV zombies” visited Panasonic’s headquarters in Secaucus today to call attention to their concerns that electronics manufacturers are not moving quickly enough to establish recycling programs for outdated products. AMY NEWMAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER …

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Group urges Samsung to recycle

August 8th, 2008
By Stephany Garza The Daily Texan

Media Center – Press Coverage Group urges Samsung to recycle The Daily Texan August 8th 2008 By Stephany Garza Protestors say company is behind on recycling program for electronics Protesters gathered outside Austin’s Samsung plant to show their disapproval of the electronics company for not offering its consumers a free nationwide recycling program for television …

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Best Buy Testing Free E-Waste Recycling Program

June 2nd, 2008
By Michael Liedtke AP Business Writer, Newsday

Media Center – Press Coverage Newsday June 2, 2008 By Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer Best Buy testing free e-waste recycling program Under pressure to help dispose some of the electronic waste it helped create, Best Buy Co. is testing a free program that will offer consumers a convenient way to ensure millions of obsolescent …

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Switch to digital may clog landfills

May 27th, 2008
By Jonathan J. Cooper Post-Dispatch

Media Center – Press Coverage St Louis Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau May 27, 2008 By Jonathan J. Cooper Switch to digital may clog landfills WASHINGTON — The switch from analog to digital television in February could bring problems beyond new costs to consumers: clogged landfills and pollution from old televisions. Consumers expect to dispose of 43.5 …

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