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Many Electronics Retailers Have No E-waste Recycling Programs At All, Report Says

When it comes to e-waste recycling, most electronics retailers aren't just struggling; they're downright failing. At least according to the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, which took the industry to task in a recent report.

Many Electronics Retailers Have No E-waste Recycling Programs At All, Report Says

According to the group's "report card", the vast majority of companies have a long way to go in establishing simple, effective systems to collect e-waste from consumers.

Amazon, Walmart and Costco were just a few of the retailers singled out for their low-performing programs. Two of the businesses examined by TakeBack Coalition - Newegg and Costco - have no e-waste recycling plans in place at all.

Large electronic retailers sell millions of products, including mobile devices, televisions, and computers, to consumers annually, giving them a huge influence in the industry's overall sustainability. But year after year, the industry approach toward recycling e-waste remains ham-fisted.

The stagnant e-waste programs are a wasted opportunity: A robust recycling program can yield financial rewards, happier employees and greater consumer traffic, industry observers say.

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According to the group's "report card", the vast majority of companies have a long way to go in establishing simple, effective systems to collect e-waste from consumers.

Amazon, Walmart and Costco were just a few of the retailers singled out for their low-performing programs. Two of the businesses examined by TakeBack Coalition - Newegg and Costco - have no e-waste recycling plans in place at all.

Large electronic retailers sell millions of products, including mobile devices, televisions, and computers, to consumers annually, giving them a huge influence in the industry's overall sustainability. But year after year, the industry approach toward recycling e-waste remains ham-fisted.

The stagnant e-waste programs are a wasted opportunity: A robust recycling program can yield financial rewards, happier employees and greater consumer traffic, industry observers say.

Read Full Article

Many Electronics Retailers Have No E-waste Recycling Programs At All, Report Says