Sony® Introduces Recycling Website
If you ever wanted to know where to dump your old and unwanted electronic products then Sony's new website has all the answers.
Sony has reiterated its commitment towards managing e-waste by launching a new trade-in and recycling website. Sony has made it easier for its customers to trade their old electronic devices with new ones or have the old devices recycled, through their website, www.sony.com/ecotrade. Customers can trade or recycle eligible Sony as well as non-Sony products for credit toward latest and brand new products.
EcoTrade, a service from Sony that lets people trade in or recycle their old electronic products, has been around since a while. According to the statistics made available by Sony, since 2007, the company has recycled more than 50 million pounds of Sony products in the United States through their Take Back Recycling Program. Sony has also made its commitment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's industry partnership under the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship in order to facilitate eco-friendly management of e-waste. The new website takes this commitment a bit further by allowing people to have their electronic waste recycled in a socially and environmentally responsible fashion.
The website has a drop-off center locator that helps consumers to find the nearest participating recycling center. Consumers can drop off their unwanted electronic products at the nearest drop-off center and in case they are located more than 25 miles away from the center, Sony would offer free shipping and recycling for eligible Sony products that weigh under 25 lbs.
Mark Small, vice president, environmental, safety and health department, at Sony Electronics, said, "Sony Electronics continues to take concrete steps to improve the safe management of used electronics and is committed to making recycling as easy as it is to purchase new products. We support the recycling of our products with the same respect we have when we create them, and our ultimate goal is to take back 1 pound of e-waste for every pound of product we make."