Sony Canada recycling program expands to 25 sites
Sony of Canada Ltd. expanded its recycling efforts to
collect all end-of-life Sony products in April.
“Sony Canada’s goal is to divert all Sony products from landfill” said
Doug Wilson, president & COO, Sony of Canada Ltd.”
All Sony products will be accepted for recycling at no charge, at any
of the 25 non-retail collection sites to be opened across Canada. These
sites will accept all Sony products, including larger items like televisions
Handheld Sony electronics will be accepted for recycling, at no charge,
at all 79 Sony Style retail stores across Canada. Handheld electronics
include camcorders, cameras, Walkman personal stereos, PDAs, and cordless
phones. Sony Style retail stores currently accept portable rechargeable
batteries and cellular phones for recycling, and offer a notebook trade-in
All Sony products can be mailed in for recycling. Shipping costs are
not covered by the program.
Sony is partnering with Global Electric Electronic Processing, Inc. (GEEP)
to expand its recycling program.
“All of the collected Sony products will be safely processed at our facilities
through closed-loop procedures,” said Alfred Hambsch, president and CEO
of GEEP. “The processes we use will ensure the products are recycled
in an environmentally responsible manner, resulting in maximum resource
recovery with a zero landfill objective.”