Major electronic manufacturers form recycling company
Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba partner
Three leading electronics manufacturers have created
a new electronic product recycling company, Electronic Manufacturers
Recycling Management Company, LLC (MRM), to manage collection and recycling
programs in the United States.
The new company’s first activities are focused on providing cost effective
services to manufacturers who must satisfy the recently enacted requirements
in Minnesota for the recycling of used electronic products.
Formed as a joint-venture between Panasonic Corporation of North America,
Sharp Electronics Corporation and Toshiba America Consumer Products,
MRM will provide a recycling service to electronics manufacturers and
others, including state and local governments. In addition to planning
for recycling programs in several states from late 2008 or 2009, including
Connecticut, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Washington, MRM is also
positioned to offer recycling services as needed in other states or on
a national scale. Going forward MRM anticipates working with concerned
stakeholders to develop a viable, long-term national solution.
An important goal for the new company is to provide consumers with convenient