Diego – Sony Electronics has begun a new effort for consumers to trade-in
or recycle old or unwanted consumer electronics products for free in a socially
and environmentally responsible manner through one website, at
The new website is designed to help consumers find the best
way to trade in or recycle both eligible Sony and non-Sony products for credit
towards the latest Sony electronics products, the manufacturer said.
A drop-off center locator helps consumers find the nearest
participating recycling center where they can drop off their electronics. For
those located more than 25 miles from a drop-off center, Sony offers free
shipping and recycling on eligible Sony-branded products that weigh less than
“Sony Electronics continues to take concrete steps to
improve the safe management of used electronics and is committed to making
recycling as easy as it is to purchase new products,” said Mark
Small, environmental, safety and health department VP at Sony
Electronics. “We support the recycling of our products in the same respect we
have when we create them, and our ultimate goal is to take back 1 pound of
eWaste for every pound of product we make.”
Sony Electronics has made voluntary commitments to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s industry partnership under the National
Strategy for Electronics Stewardship to promote environmentally sound
management of electronic waste through the use of certified recyclers. Since
2007, Sony’s Take Back Recycling Program has recycled more than 50 million
pounds of Sony products in the U.S.