Parker Brugge

Julayna Smith has a problem. Over the years, she has accumulated eight cell phones in trying to keep up with the latest models. Her boyfriend has also started a small Blackberry pile of his own. "I don't know the first place to look to recycle a phone, I just have no idea where I would start," she said. Smith, 22, of Duluth, Minnesota, is not alone. States, cities and consumer groups are increasingly looking for a federal solution to the growing problem of getting rid of more than 2 million tons of used electronic gadgets

Now that the DTV transition is complete, the Consumer Electronics Association is giving consumers advice on how to dispose of their obsolete analog televisions.

The Consumer Electronics Association this week released a first-of-its-kind report about the industry and its role in environmental sustainability.

The Consumer Electronics Association on Wednesday announced the hiring of a new vice president, as well as the promotions of two other executives. The industry association has named James Hedlund its new vice president of regulatory affairs. Hedlund comes to CEA from Yahoo, where he had been director of public policy; he is also a former staffer with the FCC. CEA also promoted Parker Brugge to the title of vice president of environmental policy and industry sustainability, and Monica O’Connell as vice president of congressional affairs. “We are thrilled to welcome Jamie to CEA’s government and legal affairs department,” CEA

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