Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of DBSTalk by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

Manufacturers form independent recycling management company


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
5 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson

    High tech and loving it.

  • Super Moderators
  • 20,245 posts
Joined: Nov 15, 2005

Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:38 AM

Mentioned at Panasonic's, Toshiba's, and Sharp's press conferences at CES today.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Three leading electronics brands have established a new electronic product recycling management 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.

"We believe that forming an independent company to manage collective electronic recycling programs is the best way to achieve the economies of scale and efficiencies necessary to create a sustainable recycling system for used electronics products." said David Thompson, MRM President. "MRM has already entered into collection and recycling agreements with Hitachi Electronics, JVC, Mitsubishi, Philips, Pioneer, Sanyo and Olevia brand maker Syntax-Brillian, and looks forward to working with other manufacturers going forward."

An important goal for the new company is to provide consumers with convenient recycling opportunities. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Brad Moore praised the company's work. "In the first five months since Minnesota's new electronic recycling law took effect, MRM collected approximately 750 tons of used products - a significant amount. We are pleased with MRM's effort in being the first manufacturer organization to offer convenient recycling service to citizens in all parts of our state, and hope it works to decrease illegal dumping of waste electronic products."

MRM is designed to operate a practical and efficient program that works for consumers and manufacturers in the state of Minnesota and beyond. Cost- effective and environmentally sound recycling are important for increasing the long-term sustainability of the electronics industry and this new company reflects the venture partners' continued commitment to environmental responsibility.


Original press release link: http://sev.prnewswir...06012008-1.html
Go Packers!

My real treasures: 5 Grandchildren - S, D, M, M, C ; Now 5! Great-Grandtibbers - B, H, J, A, and M (Born 7/31/2011)

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson

    High tech and loving it.

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 20,245 posts
Joined: Nov 15, 2005

Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:40 AM

Is said to be a completely independent company to service the recycling needs for all three as well as any others who wish to partner. The main goals center around creating economies of scale to handle the issues they all face.

While not "geek tech sexy", it is a good thing to do, IMHO. :)

Cheers,
Tom
Go Packers!

My real treasures: 5 Grandchildren - S, D, M, M, C ; Now 5! Great-Grandtibbers - B, H, J, A, and M (Born 7/31/2011)

#3 OFFLINE   smiddy

smiddy

    Tain't ogre til its ogre

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,246 posts
Joined: Apr 05, 2006

Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:16 AM

Would this occur if not mandated by local governement? I don't think so...unless the companies have something to gain. I don't think that ultruism is their main goal here, but perhaps I'm being too cynical again. :)
Aaron 'smiddy' Smith

#4 OFFLINE   Nick

Nick

    In Loving Memory of Lisa Sullivan

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 21,082 posts
  • LocationThe Beautiful Golden Isles of Georgia
Joined: Apr 23, 2002

Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:36 AM

Not to mention, altruism. :grin:

So, where do I send all my old cell phones and satellite IRDs? :scratch:

.


~ 12 Year Anniversary Month ~
Charter Gold Club Member
DBSTalk Club ~ 21k Club
Top 10 Poster

.


#5 OFFLINE   smiddy

smiddy

    Tain't ogre til its ogre

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 15,246 posts
Joined: Apr 05, 2006

Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:01 PM

Not to mention, altruism. :grin:

So, where do I send all my old cell phones and satellite IRDs? :scratch:


Did I mention I spell like crap? ;) :lol:
Aaron 'smiddy' Smith

#6 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

Steve Mehs

    Hall Of Fame

  • Banned User
  • 11,499 posts
Joined: Mar 21, 2002

Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:04 PM

Not to mention, altruism. :grin:

So, where do I send all my old cell phones and satellite IRDs? :scratch:


eBay? A landfill? My house?
Friends Don't Let Friends Subscribe To: Verizon Landline, Verizon DSL, Verizon Fios Phone, Verizon Fios Broadband, Verizon Fios TV, Verizon Wireless or Verizion Wireless Mobile Broadband
Keep America Beautiful, Ban Verizon From Your Home!
Down With Verizon!




spam firewall