Samsung, LG and Other Consumer Electronics Companies Promote Green Business Initiatives
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The consumer electronics industry in the United States and around the world has been making consistent efforts to promote sustainability in its products and processes. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, throwing some light on the key eco-friendly initiatives that the industry has been making. Progress can be seen in areas ranging from electronics recycling and energy efficiency to updated testing procedures and voluntary stakeholder agreements.
Consumer electronics companies such as Samsung, LG, Sharp, FulTech Solutions and Best Buy have been cited as examples in the report to illustrate what kind of achievements have been made in their environmental efforts and what challenges still remain. The report has also documented the kind of green practices that many CE companies have been following across the industry.
The demand for eco-friendly electronics products is coming from consumers, and the industry is working in collaboration with a range of stakeholders and partners to fulfill this demand. CE companies continue to support the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for consumers and communities. The EPA has also commended the electronics industry on its efforts to reduce the climate impact of its products through the Energy Star program and other sustainability initiatives.
Samsung Electronics has more than quadrupled the percentage of recycled plastics in its products in a single year. The company is committed to achieving meaningful results through eco-friendly product designs and usage of more sustainable materials for its electronics products. Consumer electronics manufacturers are also recognizing the benefits of smaller, lighter and more efficient product package designs using recycled materials, which need fewer resources to produce. Last year LG surveyed vendors to build a new database that lists the recycled pulp content of each paper stock used for packaging TV and mobile phone products.
The Consumer Electronics Association is also helping promote consumer education through a website called GreenerGadgets.org. The website informs consumers about how they can make greener product choices and support the environment.
Image Credit: Flickr via mirisch