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2004 Success Draws New Partners to EPA Electronics Recycling Program

Release Date: 01/07/2005
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“Plug-Into eCycling” Partners to be Recognized at Las Vegas Event on Sat. Jan. 8

Contact: David Deegan 617-918-1017 /

(Washington, D.C.-- 01/07/05) – EPA’s senior manager directly responsible for recycling and solid waste disposal issues will announce results from the first national pilot effort to recycle used consumer electronics. In the program, called “Plug-In to eCycling,” EPA partners with major national retailers to collect and safely recycle used equipment such as cell phones, computers and audio and visual equipment.

In Saturday’s presentation, EPA will outline the increasing opportunities for consumers to recycle used electronics. Also, EPA’s newest “Plug-In to eCycling” partner will be announced – one who will bring consumers unparalleled education on the need to recycle old electronics and provide them with existing opportunities to do so. Finally, EPA will recognize the significant contributions made by current partners to safe electronics recycling in 2004.

EPA’s Plug-In to eCycling Partners are: Apple, Best Buy, Brother, Cingular (formerly AT&T Wireless), Dell, Epson, Good Guys, HP, Intel, JVC, Lexmark, Office Depot, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Sharp, Sony, Samsung and Staples.

Who: Thomas P. Dunne
      Acting Assistant Administrator
EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

What: Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Program

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, N256
Event: Green Gadgets: Environmentally Friendly Industry Initiatives Making a Difference

More information about the Plug-In program and its partners is at: .