The Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Co. (MRM), Minneapolis, announced a national recycling initiative that includes infrastructure for electronics manufacturers to use to provide recycling opportunities. The initiative will include expanding its e-waste recycling compliance services to manufacturers in California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

"MRM is focused on enhancing the sustainability of individual company brands and product offerings through convenient, environmentally sound and efficient recycling," said David Thompson, president of MRM, in a press release.

MRM, in its second year with operations in Minnesota and Texas, is a joint venture between Panasonic of North America, Sharp Electronics and Toshiba America Consumer Products to serve the needs of electronics manufacturers held responsible for the take-back of products under new e-waste recycling laws.