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Sony Electronics Inc. (SEL) in the U.S. and Sony of Canada Ltd. continue to contribute to the development of the recycling infrastructure in North America.

Underscoring its leadership in responsible electronics recycling, LG Electronics USA was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the Gold Tier Award, the top-level recognition in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge.

TechWaste Recycling, an industry leader in electronic recycling and e-waste disposal, has launched a new service line that provides companies with certified and secure product destruction and brand protection.

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In recent years, the evolution of e-waste recycling has grown exponentially in the U.S and is now catching up to Europe. Since the early 2000s multiple acts have been passed in order to control the toxins that are released from the hazardous chemicals that e-waste produces.

Following their exposé last year entitled “Scam Recycling” employing 205 GPS tracking devices placed inside electronic waste to find out what happens to it, the Basel Action Network (BAN) has released new findings in a short 15 page report. Their most recent data reveals 16 more instances of exports to developing countries involving 7 companies, most of which make public claims of never allowing the electronics they process to be exported.

New York Mayor de Blasio has expanded a successful curbside electronic waste collection program started on Staten Island to other boroughs of the city beginning this fall.
“Since the e-waste pilot on Staten Island was such a success, we’re expanding it to a lot more New Yorkers.” said Mayor de Blasio.