Electronics industry increased recycling by 53% in 2011

Good news from the Consumer Electronics Association: Last year electronics companies increased their recycling efforts by a large margin. The CEA reports that in 2011, 460 million pounds of consumer electronics were recycled, a 53-percent increase over 300 million pounds that were recycled in 2010.

Manufacturers and sellers also increased the number of recycling drop-off locations in the U.S. from just over 5,000 a year ago to nearly 7,500.

A year ago, the CEA launched the eCycling Leadership Initiative, a voluntary “collaboration among consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, collectors, recyclers, non-governmental organizations and governments at all levels.” Its goal for 2016 is to increase the amount of recycled electronics to a billion pounds annually.


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