Tell Electronics Retailers to Help Us Recycle
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 Obama Administration that the federal government should lead by example on e-waste.
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 Acer and Lenovo that you want genuine green computers
Computer 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
FUNAI 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.