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Apr 26, 2016
A Recycling Record: 700 Million Pounds of CE Recycled in 2015 through eCycling Leadership Initiative, says CTA

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM today announced a record-setting 700 million pounds of consumer electronics (CE) have been recycled under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI). According to the Fifth Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, the consumer technology industry is recycling in record numbers for the fifth consecutive year. "It's a testament to our industry's commitment to increasing sustainability that even as our industry creates less waste by innovating lighter, smaller devices, we continue to see recycling increases each year," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. Full Release


Apr 21, 2016
Tech Spectacular: #CTATechWeek Wraps Events featuring Tech Superstars and Government Leaders

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)hosted an innovation celebration at CTA’s 12th annual Digital Patriots Dinner held last night, Wednesday, April 20 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The Dinner honored Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with the CTA’s Innovation Policy Ninja Award and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) as Digital Patriot honorees for their instrumental roles in supporting and advancing technology innovation. Other #CTATechWeek events this week included a lobby day, the annual CES on the Hill, along with meetings of the association’s Board of Industry Leaders, its Foundation Board, Small Business Council and several committees.
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Apr 20, 2016
CTA Applauds Passage of Senate Bill Refining ENERGY STAR Requirements

The following statement is attributed to Douglas Johnson, vice president of technology policy at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM , regarding the U.S. Senate's passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S.2012), which contains a provision providing an alternative to the ENERGY STAR program's third-party certification requirement for consumer technology manufacturers with a demonstrated track record of compliance. "We thank Sens. Murkowski, Cantwell, Portman, Shaheen and Wicker for their leadership in helping to pass this significant bill modernizing our nation's energy efficiency policies." Full Release


Apr 18, 2016
#CTATechWeek to Descend on Washington, DC

WHAT: The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ kicks off CTA Tech Week – an event-filled week  featuring policy and technology touchpoints throughout Washington, DC. The week will tout freedom to innovate initiatives to members of Congress, the DC tech policy community and top press, as well as showcase the latest products and services being impacted by today’s policy issues.  Full Release


Apr 18, 2016
Home Builders’ Bottom Line Driven by Installed Home Technology, Says CTA

One-third of U.S. home builders (36 percent) say they have experienced revenue increases due to home technology installations, according to the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA)TM  14th Annual State of the Builder Technology Market Study. Since 2009, the number of builders reporting revenue increases rose more than 10 percentage points, proving that installed home technology has helped the home builder industry bounce back from the recession. Full Release


Apr 18, 2016
Encryption Dialogue is About Security vs. Security, says CTA

“Tomorrow’s hearing continues a vital national discussion. The discussion isn’t about the tech industry versus law enforcement or privacy versus security but, rather, to quote Sen. Ron Wyden ‘more security versus less security.’ Consumers and the government both want and need encryption to protect personal data, credit information, computer systems, intellectual property and more from malicious hackers, terrorists and thieves.  Full Release

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