CEA Touts Industry Recycling Record

The Consumer Electronics Association said Monday that the recycling in the industry surged in 2011, jumping 53 percent to a record number.

As a result of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, CEA said, the industry reported that it recycled 460 million pounds last year, compared to 300 million pounds the year before.

“In the first year of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, our industry has made significant progress toward its goals due to the hard work of our member companies,” Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CEA, said as part of the announcement. “We continue to push for a national solution to eCycling that will eliminate the costly and confusing patchwork of state regulations.”

See the video below for a description by CEA of how the record was achieved.

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