Recycling trends eCycling leadership initiative


Courtesy of Waste Advantage Magazine

Consumer electronics industry leaders have launched the first-ever industry-wide electronics recycling initiative to recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016, which would be a more than threefold increase over 2010.

The eCycling Leadership Initiative seeks to improve consumer awareness of the more than 5,000 collection sites currently sponsored by industry; increase the amount of electronics recycled responsibly; increase the number of collection opportunities available; and provide transparent metrics on eCycling efforts. One billion pounds of electronics would fill about 89 million cubic feet, equivalent to an entire 71,000-seat NFL stadium.

Initiative Programs
The eCycling Leadership Initiative programs are committed to promoting responsible recycling of consumer electronics and they have established a set of principles to guide efforts nationwide.

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