Deep in the heart of Texas: Electronics recycling infrastructure expanded

The vendor-funded recycling organization MRM (more formally known as Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company) has inked a deal with Goodwill Industries in Texas that will extend the territory it can cover in the state.MRM was started as a joint venture by Panasonic Corp.

The vendor-funded recycling organization MRM (more formally known as Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company) has inked a deal with Goodwill Industries in Texas that will extend the territory it can cover in the state.

MRM was started as a joint venture by Panasonic Corp. of America, Sharp Electronics Corp. and Toshiba America Consumer Products. The deal means that consumers can now drop their older televisions from these vendors at 35 Goodwill locations in central Texas. The technology will, in turn, be recycled by Eco-International in Houston. MRM DOES plan to collect electronics from other manufacturers that support its program but it doesn't say when.

I know there has been a certain amount of fervor over e-waste in the past several weeks, so much so that the Basel Action Network is working on making its E-stewards program a more formal certification. I reported on that program in an earlier post.

MRM professes to live up to its own code of ethics related to that responsible recycling. You can read about its policy at this link. And here is a map of its collection sites across North America.