Sharp, Toshiba and Panasonic launched a network of reception facilities for processing

January 21, 2009, 2:54 pm

   The three major consumer electronics player market launched a joint national program in the U. S. , which allows a free pass to recycle gadgets end resource. Sharp, Toshiba and Panasonic are participating in this program was created through a joint venture, Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Co. (MRM), which has 280 locations in the United States. Basically, each state has at least two reception centers, but in North Dakota, Wyoming, Virginia and built only one item.
We have plans to expand the network to receive work one resource electronics at an early date in the first phase we will grow from 280 to 400, then to 600 and 800 points to the reception - said David Thompson (David Thompson), president of MRM. Increased to 400 points is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year already, but at the end of 2011 the company expected growth of the network to 800 points. We create the MRM as a joint platform, under which producers can get together and divide among themselves the cost of establishing the infrastructure to receive a term used goods - said Thompson.
Consumers can get rid of televisions, video recorders, computers, laptops, portable players, phones and other electronics made by the three producers for free, while many of the centers are taking equipment from other manufacturers, although for the reception of some products will have to pay. Basically, it depends on the availability of state laws governing the process of, and agreements between the producer and MRM to receive products. Thompson also said that the MRM is committed to complete processing and will not resort to dumping of wastes or perepravke them abroad.
Goskorporatsiya U. S. federal prisons (Federal Prison Industries, Unicor) also promotes its services as an electronic processor, despite criticism from some ekozaschitnyh groups who believe that prisoners are not provided with an adequate level of protection from exposure to toxic substances that may inside processed objects.
The issue of sending the waste by sea has also received a considerable amount of criticism from groups such as Greenpeace, which had submitted photos and video of the major processing centers in China and India. In some areas of work performed manually dismantling electronics and burned on an open fire semiconductors and other components for obtaining valuable materials. A small deviation from the rules, and toxic chemicals into the atmosphere or infiltrate into groundwater.


• david thompson toshiba
• Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, LLC (MRM) formation
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