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Electronics giants collect more than 3 million pounds of old TVs

A tech recycling venture between Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba has collected more than 3 million pounds of old analog TVs.
Written by Heather Clancy, Contributor on

So far, the Electronics Manufacturers Recycling Management Company (MRM) has collected more than 3 million pounds of old-fangled televisions being discarded in the national transition from analog to digital formats.

The figure was released this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has been running a National TV Recycling Challenge to help divert at least some analog TVs from improper/irresponsible disposal fates. MRM was the winner of the challenge, which has so far recycled close to 8.2 million pounds of materials. The materials were collected between January and August. MRM is a joint venture of electronics giants Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba.

For more on the Plug-In to eCycling program, visit this link.

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