TV makers graded on take-back policies to prevent e-waste - Sony leads, 9 firms fail

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17 November 2008

The grades are in! TV manufacturers put to the test

Author: Electronics TakeBack Coalition [USA]

...[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... Several criteria address the transparency of the programs, including public disclosure about vendors used, and the ultimate destinations of the toxic materials in the products, as well as clear commitments by the companies not to allow any toxic materials to be exported to developing countries.

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1 November 2008

TV Recycling Report Card

Author: Electronics TakeBack Coalition

B: Sony (B-)...
C: Samsung, LG, Wal-Mart...
D: Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, Best Buy...
F: Funai, Hitachi, JVC, Mitsubishi, Philips, Thomson, Vizio, Target, Sanyo

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