EPA presented its Champion Awards in the categories of Product, Non-Product and Cutting Edge to recognize companies with strong leadership, innovative processes and environmentally friendly products.
The consumer tech industry continues to work to be more environmentally friendly, in both its products and operations. According to one study by the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Golisano Center for Sustainability, since 2001, recycling weights have decreased because devices are becoming smaller, thinner and lighter.
In addition to companies delivering more sustainable products to consumers, they are also focused on material selection to ensure higher recyclability
Learn more about the SMM Challenge and how companies are extending the lives of tech products by visiting www.epa.gov/smm-electronics. And for tips on living and buying green, or to find your nearest recycling facility, visit GreenerGadgets.org.
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