CEA Encourages Coloradans to Utilize eCycling Locations
Arlington, VA – Starting this week, a new Colorado mandate prohibits residents from disposing of electronic devices, commonly known as e-waste, in Colorado landfills. In response, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® informed consumers of the nearly 50 industry-certified locations throughout Colorado that accept electronics for eCycling.
“The consumer electronics industry is dedicated to making it as easy to recycle gadgets as is it to purchase them,” said Walter Alcorn, CEA’s vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability. “In 2012, our industry arranged for more than 585 million pounds of consumer electronics to be recycled. That is an increase of 460 million pounds, more than 25 percent, over 2011. We all have a stake in finding solutions for climate change and conserving natural resources, and we encourage Coloradoans to utilize the eCycling resources in their community.”
Colorado’s Electronics Recycling Jobs Act (SB 12-133) covers common consumer electronics (CE) devices like televisions, computers and peripherals, but it does not include mobile phones. For a complete list of CE devices included in this legislation, please visit http://1.usa.gov/13hJdNQ.
In addition to Best Buy and Staples (for computer equipment only), Coloradans can recycle consumer electronics at the following locations:
• ASPEN: Pitkin County - 76 Service Center Road
• DENVER: Electronic Recyclers International - 6750 E 46th Ave Drive, Suite 400
* Paul’s TV - 5475 Joliet Street
* Metech Recycling - 500 West 53rd Place
• FORT COLLINS: Galegos Sanitation - 1941 Heath Parkway
• GRAND JUNCTION: Mesa County - 544 Rood Avenue
• LOVELAND: City of Loveland - 444 N Wilson Avenue
For a statewide map of eCycling locations, please view this map.
CEA also encourages consumers to visit GreenerGadgets.org to learn how to buy and live greener. Users can determine the nearest eCycling drop-off location, as well as determine their monthly and annual household energy use.
There are now more than 8,000 eCycling locations available to consumers in the U.S. These locations include retail stores, local government sites, charities, processing centers, and other recycling drop off locations that are sponsored by consumer electronics manufacturers and retailers. What’s more, the industry created the eCycling Leadership Initiative, which set several goals, including responsibly recycling one billion pounds of electronics – enough to fill an NFL stadium – annually by 2016.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.
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