Arlington, Va. – Best Buy, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Samsung today were honored by the Consumer Electronics Association with its inaugural eCycling Leadership Award.
The award was given to CE company that are recycling above government mandated levels.
The CEA stated that:
- During 2012, HP grew its electronics recycling from about 300 collection sites to roughly 3,700 nationwide by working with FedEx Office and Staples.
- Best Buy maintained more than 1,300 collection points for e-waste collection activities at all of its retail locations throughout the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Through various marketing means, Best Buy drove awareness around its collection and recycling program and increased collections by 20 percent to nearly 100 million pounds last year.
- Dell partnered with Goodwill Industries to offer Dell Reconnect, a free and convenient residential recycling program. Since its inception in 2004, the Dell Reconnect program has responsibly recycled more than 253 million pounds of electronic equipment at more than 2,000 Goodwill donation sites across the US.
- Samsung Recycling Direct program offered collection opportunities in all 50 states. Since 2009, Samsung Recycling Direct has responsibly recycled more than 275 million pounds from U.S. consumers.