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Tell Electronics Retailers to Help Us Recycle

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Our new Report Card on electronics retailers found that only three retailers have significant programs to help us recycle our old electronics. Retail giants like Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, Amazon and Sears all flunked – they have no recycling programs. But we can change that.

Tell the retailers to help us recycle our electronics.

Tell Congress to Stop Global E-Waste Dumping

Ewaste in chinaHelp stop U.S. “recyclers” from dumping our e-waste in developing countries. Tell Congress to pass the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, HR 2791, to make it illegal to send toxic e-waste from the U.S. to developing nations around the globe, and to keep the recycling jobs here in the U.S.
Click here to send a message to your Representative in Congress.  You can learn more about this problem of e-waste exporting.

Tell the Obama Administration that the federal government should lead by example on e-waste.

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The federal government’s Interagency Task Force on Electronics Stewardship issued a report on what the Obama Administration is going to do to manage the government’s own used electronic products. But the Administration failed to show that it can lead by example on the biggest problem with e-waste: the export of e-waste to developing nations.

Tell the Whitehouse that the federal agencies should not allow their used electronics to be exported to developing countries.

Tell Acer and Lenovo that you want genuine green computers

laptopComputer companies think customers don’t care about and won’t buy green electronics. We need to let the electronics companies know that we want them to give us better, greener options for what to buy.

Please  click here to tell industry giants Acer (#2 seller globally) and Lenovo (#4 seller globally) to redesign their products to make them safe, make them last, and take them back for responsible recycling.

Tell TV maker FUNAI to Take Back Their Old TVs

stack of TVsFUNAI is the 5th largest TV seller in the U.S.  You may know them better by the brands they make – Philips, Sylvania, Magnavox and Emerson.  Despite their growing market share (plus the huge number of old Philips TVs out there), Funai has no program to take back and recycle our old TVs.  For the third year in a row, Funai has earned an F on our Company Recycling Report Card, while the leading companies – Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Mitsubishi – all have active takeback programs.

Click here to let the new CEO of Funai that they should launch a takeback program to recycle their old TVs.

 

Take Our Survey on Electronics Retailers

Graphic of shopping cart full of electronicsPlease take our quick survey on electronics retailers and e-waste recycling.
Should the retailers – Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. play a role in helping us to recycle our stuff?
Click here to take the survey. It only takes a couple of minutes.  Then share it with others, will you? Thanks.

Survey ended – Thanks to everyone who responded.