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CEA Celebrates Tech Industry’s Prominence in Newsweek’s Green Rankings

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 6:00am
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today applauded member companies recognized by Newsweek as among the nation's greenest corporations. Dell, HP, IBM and Sprint Nextel took four of the top five spots on the list, which ranked America’s 500 largest corporations according to environmental impact, management and transparency.

CEA member companies took seven of the top 15 spots on the list, indicating that they broadly employ innovative and sustainable practices.

“Newsweek’s list illustrates our industry’s strong commitment to furthering sustainability through innovation,” said Walter Alcorn, CEA's vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability. “This recognition shines a well-deserved light on the achievements of our member companies and the industry as a whole. We are making the green economy a reality for the good of the environment, industry and consumers.”

As evidence of this mission, earlier this year the industry set a goal to recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016. More recently, CEA launched GreenerGadgets.org to inform the public about the environmentally-friendly attributes of electronics products, with tips on how to buy green, live green and recycle electronics responsibly.

GreenerGadgets.org features a powerful energy use calculator to help consumers understand their usage, and an electronics recycling locator to help consumers quickly and easily find responsible electronics recycling centers nearby.

Find CEA online at www.CE.org

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