Major Recycling Program Underway in Oregon
Thanks to quicker-than-expected approval by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, a coalition of top CE manufacturers has moved forward three months early with a major recycling effort in that state.
The MRM Group Manufacturer Plan, which is backed by Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba and CRT Processing, had been required by law to begin recycling by Jan. 1 of next year. Similar programs already exist in Connecticut, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
“MRM is pleased to be teaming up with CRT Processing to offer the highest level of electronic product recycling in Oregon,” the group's president, David Thompson, said as part of the announcement. "This new program will make it easy for consumers to recycle their used electronics products, and for the manufacturers involved to operate a cost-effective recycling service."