Wednesday, September 26, 2012

EPA Challenge to Increase Recycling of Used Electronics

EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge aims to change the way people think about protective electronics refurbishing and recycling practices and make them the industry standard. As the amount of used electronics increases, the importance of managing and recycling those electronics increases, as well.

Through the challenge, EPA reports, industry leaders are committing to send all of the used electronics
they collect to third-party certified refurbishers and recyclers. "The SMM Electronics Challenge will help us ensure that we are doing all we can to repurpose or safely dispose of the cell phones, computers and other devices we use every day, all while helping to build a robust market for electronics recylcing in the U.S.," says EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.