Make it your homepage |   E-mail: Subscribe Unsubscribe

Can Georgia Develop a Knowledge-Based Economy?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
News Making Money

SAMSUNG Receives Leadership Award for e-Waste Collection

26/10/2013 18:39 (178 Day 17:08 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Samsung received the inaugural eCycling Leadership Award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) for leading recycling efforts in the electronics industry, according to Samsung.



The award acknowledges the amount of e-waste Samsung collected in 2012 and the company’s leadership in working with communities, such as Salt Lake City, Dallas and Boston, to solve complex e-waste issues.

Samsung collected and responsibly recycled more than 92.5 million pounds of e-waste in 2012 and more than 300 million pounds of e-waste since its Samsung Recycling Direct program began in 2008.


The award was presented by CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro during a ceremony at the association’s 2013 Annual Member Meeting held in Los Angeles this week. This is the first year the organization is presenting awards to leading companies through their eCycling Leadership Initiative.

“Samsung has been at the forefront of the electronics recycling effort in our eCycling Leadership Initiative and exemplifies our industry’s commitment to responsible environmental stewardship,” said Walter Alcorn, CEA’s vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability. “We want to make recycling electronics as easy as purchasing electronics. And through the efforts of leaders like Samsung, and CEA’s efforts to promote eCycling directly to consumers via our resource, we have made great progress toward that goal,” Alcorn added.

CEA’s eCycling Leadership Initiative aims to promote awareness of electronics recycling opportunities nationwide while increasing the amount of electronics responsibly recycled.

“Samsung is honored to receive this recognition from the industry for our leadership efforts in electronics recycling,” said David Steel, executive vice president of strategy for Samsung Electronics North America. “When our recycling program started in 2008, we made a commitment to only work with e-Stewards certified recyclers, and we continue to set the bar within the industry, increasing the number of pounds we collect each year,” he added.



Make Your Comment

Add NewSearchRSS
Only registered users and facebook social network members can write comments!

This text is replaced by the Flash movie.
This text is replaced by the Flash movie.
Parliament issues strong call for EU lobby transparency register to become mandatory

16/04/2014 16:53 (6 Day 18:54 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The report approved by MEPs gives an important signal to the European Commission that a far more ambitious approach is needed to secure genuine lobby transparency in the EU, according to EUbusiness Ltd.



Major Cloud Service Providers Slash Prices; Threaten Smaller Players’ Existence: IDC Warns

19/04/2014 13:40 (3 Day 22:07 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- In the last week of March, major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in Asia dropped their prices for core services dramatically and IDC believes that this will make it very difficult for smaller CSPs to remain in business if they continue to rely on provision of basic, undifferentiated services, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

Developed by Aleksandre Chiabrishvili

Design built by Creo Group