CE Recycling Awareness On the Rise
My neighborhood discussion group often posts emails about CE products they want to sell, give away or recycle. The entire community seems duly concerned about not adding to the waste stream. One neighbor would not upgrade to a flat panel television (TV) until she could find a home for her 10-year-old analog set. “It's easy-to-use, has a large screen and free,” she said.
No problem; the TV, converter box and antenna were all snatched up in minutes. So I wasn’t surprised when CEA’s CE Recycling and Reuse 2012 Edition study found that nine in ten consumers believe it’s important to recycle their CE devices.
The follow-up neighborhood discussion was about which replacement TV she should buy and where. CEA’s GreenerGadgets.org website has a video for this: Tips for Making Smart Green Electronic Purchases for anyone who’s interested. I knew, like those consumers in our study, my neighbor would be looking at environmentally friendly attributes for her new TV, such as EnergyStar, green packaging and the like.