EPA recognizes e-waste recycling efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, recognized the collaborative efforts of its Plug-In to e-Cycling partners for recycling more than 60 million pounds of electronic waste during the past three years. The 21 Plug-In partners, who include electronic manufacturers and other businesses, were recognized at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 7.

The Plug-In program, which was launched in January 2003, aims to promote and increase e-waste recycling efforts and provide businesses and consumers with more take back opportunities.