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Sony launches consumer electronics recycling program

Sony launches consumer electronics recycling program

Sony launches consumer electronics recycling program
August 17, 2007

Sony has launched a recycling program for consumer electronics.

The Sony Take Back Recycling Program will accept any Sony products for free. Electronics made by other manufacturers can be dropped off for a charge.

The company has teamed with 75 Waste Management (WM) Recycle America eCycling centers across the country and expects to eventually expand the number of drop-off centers to at least 175, putting a center within 20 miles of 95 percent of Americans. The Sony Take Back Recycling Program begins September 15.

“We believe it is Sony’s responsibility to provide customers with end-of-life solutions for all the products we manufacture,” said Stan Glasgow, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics.

A complete list of WM Recycle America eCycling Drop-Off centers can be found by calling 1-877-439-2795.

Sony recently ranked in the middle of the pack for consumer electronics firms for its efforts on fighting global warming. Climate Counts, a nonprofit that works to promote responsible climate policy among corporations, gave Sony a 51 on its climate scorecard based on 22 criteria within four benchmarks: whether they measure their carbon footprint; what efforts they have made to reduce their own climate impact; whether they support or oppose global-warming legislation; and what they disclose to the public about their work to address climate change. Sony ranked behind Canon (77), IBM (70), Toshiba (66), Motorola (60), and Hewlett-Packard (59), but ahead of Dell (41), Siemens (34), Samsung (33), Nokia (29), and Apple (2) among consumer electronics firms.

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