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Taking back televisions

While most major computer manufacturers have recycling programs in place, television makers aren’t doing quite as well:

With only three months to go until the digital TV conversion, the Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) today released its new TV Recycling Report Card, grading the major TV manufacturers on their efforts to establish national programs to take back and recycle their old TVs. More than half of the 17 companies ranked scored a failing “F” grade, because they have no recycling program in place. Sony received the highest grade, a B minus, with other companies scoring C’s and D’s.


The recycling vs. reuse / consumer vs. manufacturer responsibility debates are interesting and seem worth having. Just make sure you’re not throwing your TV in the garbage in the meantime! Here’s a good way to find your nearest electronics recycler (in the U.S.)

Luke Iseman

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