Sponsored Content: Recycling and Supply Chain
The disposal of discarded television sets, stereos, computers and VCRs is increasingly becoming a major environmental issue that may soon result in federal legislation. Toxic lead can emanate from the CRT displays in television sets and computer screens buried in landfills and seep into groundwater. Other metals in consumer electronics can be recycled.
The Environmental Protection Agency, The New York Times reported earlier this month, estimates that Americans threw away 2.5 million tons of electronic equipment, of which only 10 percent was recycled.
The issue of CE manufacturers recognizing the need to be good corporate citizens and establish an infrastructure to recycle electronics will be discussed in two sessions of the first annual Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Academy (CESCA) at the International CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 10-11, 2007. For details about the conference visit: www. CESupplyChain.com