Consumer Technology Association Reports Record E-Recycling Rates

E-Recycling | The Arlington, Virginia-based Consumer Technology Association has announced a record-setting 700 million pounds of consumer electronics have been recycled under the eCycling Leadership Initiative. According to the Fifth Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, the consumer technology industry is recycling in record numbers for the fifth consecutive year. It’s a testament to our industry’s commitment to increasing sustainability that even as our industry creates less waste by innovating lighter, smaller devices, we continue to see recycling increases each year, says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. There are more than 8,300 recycling collection locations available to consumers in the U.S. Locations include retail stores, local Government sites, charities, processing centers and other recycling drop off locations sponsored by CE manufacturers and retailers. Refurbishment market, which supports thousands of additional collection locations for mobile devices in many stores that sell mobile devices. As CE companies continue to support recycling-related activities in 2016 and beyond, CTA will maintain outreach efforts to consumers with information on how to recycle old electronics responsibly.

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Download: Fifth Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative

About the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES®   – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

The eCycling Leadership Initiative seeks to improve consumer awareness of the over 8,000 collection sites currently sponsored by industry; increase the amount of electronics recycled responsibly; increase the number of collection opportunities available; and provide transparent metrics on eCycling efforts. One billion pounds of electronics would fill about 89 million cubic feet, equivalent to an entire 71,000-seat NFL stadium.