Consumers Slow to Recycle
While most consumers approve of recycling of consumer electronics, many of them don’t actually do it. That’s the opinion of an analyst with the NPD Group, cited Friday by Reuters.
“People aren’t doing it because people are lazy” was the explanation given by NPD researcher Stephen Baker for the lack of participation in e-recycling initiatives. He said that even when the programs are free and retailers and manufacturers make it easy for them, participating requires some proactivity, which has been lacking thus far.
Even with that reluctance, though, only 19 percent of electronics are thrown out, a drop of two percent from 2005, according to data released by the Consumer Electronics Association.