The Consumer Electronics (CE) industry set a new record in 2013 with the responsible recycling of 620 million pounds of electronics in the United States, more than double the total of three years ago, according to the Third Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The Initiative is a CE industry effort, led by CEA, to increase collaboration among CE manufacturers, retailers, collectors, recyclers, non-governmental organizations and governments at all levels.
April is Earth Month and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® wants to share some tips with consumers on how to live green, buy green and recycle responsibly this month.
Earth Day may be several weeks away but we are celebrating all month long. CEA is dedicating the entire month of April to showing you how to live green, buy green and recycle responsibly, including #CEAGreen Twitter Chats.
Be a part of the energy discussion and join us for a Twitter chat at 8-9 p.m.
This is no April Fool’s joke – CEA is dedicating the entire month of April to promoting our industry’s green initiatives. Throughout Earth Month, we will be displaying our green logo on our website, CE.org, to show our support for sustainability.
CEA plays an active role in promoting and advancing energy efficiency, raising awareness for ecycling and other sustainability issues not just in April, but all year long.
With the recent announcement that the California Energy Commission (CEC) will move toward new energy consumption regulations on a host of consumer electronics (CE) devices – including video game consoles, computers, monitors and networking devices like routers – the CEC has set itself on a path that has two ways forward.
The 2014 International CES showcased the latest technologies and devices transforming the way we learn and connect with the world. From solar cars to home automation systems, green and sustainable products continue to have a defining presence.
E-Waste Panelists (L to R): Beth Johnson, manager, U.S.
For decades, Las Vegas has hosted the International CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is committed to giving back to local sustainability projects.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES®, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, held annually in Las Vegas, today announced the continuation of its tradition to award local organizations with funds for sustainability projects. This year, CEA is donating funds to University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV) DesertSol solar house and to the Springs Preserve toward the DesertSol project.
The pay-TV and consumer electronics industries worked closely with the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) during 2013 to build upon the industry-led set-top box energy conservation agreement launched with bipartisan praise in 2012.
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced non-regulatory energy efficiency standards for pay-TV set-top boxes that will result in significant energy savings for more than 90 million U.S. homes.
In 2013, we witnessed a groundbreaking development in the world of sustainable packaging: The Walmart Packaging Scorecard—introduced in 2006 and aimed at reducing the retailer’s gross packaging consumption by five percent—is to dissolve into an entirely new format for reporting sustainability, a Global GS1 Standard.
For the first time since the introduction of “sustainability” into the lexicon of packaging manufacturers, there is to be a universal framework for communicating sustainability credentials.
One thing that you can count on during this holiday season is that electronics continue to be at the top of wish lists. As the sales and marketing manager for ENERGY STAR consumer electronics, I get the inside scoop on the latest innovations coming down the pike for the holidays.
During this holiday season, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has a few tips on how to live green, buy green and recycle responsibly with GreenerGadgets.org, the destination to learn how to be more eco-friendly with your electronics.
Today is the first day of CEA’s Greener Gadgets Photo Contest. Submit a photo of your “green” gadget or of you being green with your gadget to win. Purchasing an ENERGY STAR TV for dad? Recycling your old laptop to make room for a new one? Using an eco-power strip for your electronics? Snap a photo and enter our Greener Gadgets Photo Contest tab on CEA’s Facebook page.
You could win a:
Samsung 46-Inch 3D LED HDTV plus OmniMount TV wall mount.
Last month CEA and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) ® announced the winner of the “CRT Challenge.” The goal was to identify financially viable, environmentally conscious proposals for using recycled CRT glass.
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® honored Best Buy, Dell, HP, and Samsung with the inaugural eCycling Leadership Award for their ecycling efforts in 2012. The award, presented during a luncheon at CEA’s Industry Forum in Los Angeles, recognizes consumer electronics (CE) companies that are recycling above and beyond any level mandated by government.
The CEA 2013 Sustainability Report was officially released during a launch party earlier this month. Leaders from the consumer electronics (CE) industry, as well as environmental advocates, gave remarks highlighting the accomplishments of the industry in its efforts to become more eco-friendly.
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, welcomed attendees and spoke about what the contents of the report mean for consumers and manufacturers alike.
“Our industry's environmental footprint continues to shrink due to consumer-friendly innovations in lighter, thinner and more energy efficient products,” he said.
Not only that, but the industry launched the eCycling Leadership Initiative in 2011 with a goal to recycle one billion pounds of consumer electronics annually by 2016.
“In 2012, we recycled 585 million pounds, more than half way to our goal,” Shapiro said.
The eco-friendly strides of the CE industry were also commended by Sarah Dunham, director of the office of atmospheric pressure at the U.S.
CEA’s annual Sustainability Report was released last week along with a reception for the participating companies. Check out highlights from the reception, and read the release here.
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI)®, and InnoCentive, the pioneer in crowdsourcing and open innovation, today announced the winners of the second “CRT Challenge” to develop compelling economic and environmentally preferable solutions for recycling old cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors.
CEA released the CEA 2013 Sustainability Report this week illustrating the CE industry's progress in advancing green initiatives. This report highlights company-specific initiatives and achievements such as Samsung Electronics—which in one year more than quadrupled the percentage of recycled plastics in its products.
With temperatures climbing high, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® wants to share some tips with consumers on how to live green and save money on your electric bill this summer.
Starting this week, a new Colorado mandate prohibits residents from disposing of electronic devices, commonly known as e-waste, in Colorado landfills. In response, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® informed consumers of the nearly 50 industry-certified locations throughout Colorado that accept electronics for eCycling.
Last Wednesday, CEA hosted a technology demo in Albany, N.Y., to educate policymakers and stakeholders on the Consumer Electronic (CE) industry’s most recent sustainability product developments and industry initiatives.
The event showcased successful programs and practices, including the national eCycling Leadership Initiative, which aspires to responsibly recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016, as well as an industry-led Set-Top Box Voluntary Energy Conservation Agreement.
Participating companies that demonstrated their energy-efficient products, corporate environmental programs and latest innovations included: VOXX International Corporation, Samsung Electronics America, DISH/EchoStar Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Best Buy, and Dell Inc.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® hosted a technology demonstration and reception in Albany, N.Y., today to educate policymakers and stakeholders on the industry’s most recent product sustainability and policy developments.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) upcoming version 6.0 ENERGY STAR television and display specifications, which will take effect June 1, 2013, and are expected to increase energy efficiency and save consumers money.
An extraordinary energy-saving initiative focused on set-top boxes, formally known as the Set-top Box Energy Conservation Agreement, has been in effect since the beginning of 2013. This voluntary and comprehensive agreement brought together Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Verizon, Charter, AT&T, Cablevision, Bright House Networks and CenturyLink, and manufacturers Cisco, ARRIS, and EchoStar Technologies in support of energy efficiency.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that while ample markets and downstream vendors appear to exist for recycling cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, about 20 percent of recyclers reported difficulties and are seeking solutions to avoid stockpiling this product, which for many years was the technology of choice for displays such as televisions, computer screens and diagnostic equipment.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that it is forming the R7.8 Working Group 2 to develop a new standard to enable home electronics to communicate energy use data to smart energy management systems and apps. The new standard will be called CE-Energy Usage Information (CE-EUI) and will conform to the North American Energy Standards Board Energy Usage Information (NAESB -EUI) model, which forms the basis for the national Green Button initiative.
This week, CEA released the second annual report of our industry’s eCycling Leadership Initiative, which measures and promotes responsible recycling nationally. More than 585 million pounds of electronics were responsibly recycled in 2012 by CE companies, which is an increase of 27 percent over 2011 (460 million pounds), and a total increase of 95 percent since 2010 (300 million pounds).
The U.S. consumer electronics (CE) industry continues to make strides toward increasing electronics recycling across the nation, according to a new report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The Second Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative tracks the efforts of the CE industry nationwide to make recycling electronics as easy as purchasing electronics – and to make responsible recycling of electronics an option for consumers in all 50 states.
This Earth Day, CEA is celebrating by highlighting some of our greenest fun facts from all of our initiatives and events. We will be sending you on an environmentally friendly Earth Day scavenger hunt that you can participate in right from your desk, living room, or even while you’re on the go.
Follow us on Twitter, @CEA, on Monday, April 22, for your clues and instructions.
In anticipation of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has tips for Americans to Live Green, Buy Green and Recycle Responsibly.
Researchers from Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs and MIT are investigating whether using new algorithms for copying files like video could save energy in data centers by 35 percent, the MIT Technology Review reported this week.
So-called storage area networks within data center servers rely on a tremendous amount of redundancy to make sure that downloading videos and other content is a smooth, unbroken experience for consumers.
We’re one week away from Earth Day, April 22, and CEA wants to reward you for showing us how you Live Green, Buy Green and Recycle Responsibly. Send us a picture of you being green, and you could win a 39-inch LED Samsung TV and a Nest home energy system!
Between today and April 26, take a picture of yourself being green or of your green gadget and post to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #CEAGreen to enter to win.
This week, the Innovation Movement, CEA's grassroots campaign to promote innovation, featured a fascinating interview with Kevin Strong, CEO of FutureDash, a company whose core product is EnergyBuddy™, a small, low-cost and easy-to-use stylish gateway that connects to your home network and will help you to monitor, manage and see how your family uses electricity around the home.
Strong discusses what inspired him to join a startup focusing on clean energy technology, as well as what he thinks the government can do to encourage innovation.
Last week CEA and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) ® announced a new, technical “CRT Challenge” to identify financially viable, environmentally conscious proposals for using recycled CRT glass. This CRT challenge is a crowd-sourced technical competition to find new uses for old CRT glass, a powerful way to dispose of old TVs and monitors.
The following statement is attributable to Doug Johnson, vice president of technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, following comments filed Monday with the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding a test procedure for set-top boxes:
Innovation not only drives the consumer electronics (CE) industry, it’s also at the heart of industry efforts to support environmental sustainability and advance energy efficiency in ways few other manufacturing sectors can match. With more than 20 years of experience working with the U.S.
As demand for old cathode ray tube (CRT) glass is phased out in favor of LCD, LED and plasma displays, the consumer electronics and recycling industries are working to find inventive and creative new ways to recycle this material. Over the next 10 years, more than two billion pounds or one million tons, of legacy CRT TVs and monitors are expected to enter the recycling process.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI)® today announced a technical “CRT Challenge” to identify financially viable, environmentally-conscious proposals for using recycled cathode ray tube (CRT) glass.
Progress on issues like energy efficiency and e-recycling are the product of long-term commitments to environmental sustainability.
Take televisions, for example. Thanks to innovative manufacturing techniques and market competition, the consumer electronics industry has decreased its collective environmental footprint to produce thinner, lighter televisions that use fewer materials and less energy than their cathode ray tube (CRT) predecessors.
Market demand for old CRT glass has declined during the past few years - and many recyclers are in the progress of adjusting to this decline.
Guest Post by Neal Goldberg, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and Doug Johnson, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
The unprecedented, voluntary Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that NCTA and CEA announced last December was just the first step in the multichannel video industry’s effort to implement significant commitments that will lead to annual savings of $1.5 billion for American consumers.
The following statement can be attributed to Doug Johnson, vice president, technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding recommendations designed to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, contained in a report issued by the Alliance to Save Energy’s Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy.
By Jeff Kellogg, vice president of Consumer Electronics and Security Products, MeadwestVaco
On January 1, 2013, a revision to a little-known California law will go into effect, and it has the potential to impact CE brand owners and retailers nationwide.
The following statement is attributable to Michael Petricone, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, CEA, following the announcement that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson will step down early next year:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® launched a new, interactive Consumer Electronics Energy Calculator today on GreenerGadgets.org, its consumer site for living green, buying green and recycling responsibly. The calculator estimates the amount of energy used by all of the consumer electronics devices in a single household and provides tips on how consumers can save even more energy.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today congratulates MRM and Samsung for receiving MassRecycles’ Industry Recycling Awards for promoting recycling and waste reduction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today applauded the CEA member companies and technology industry companies that have been recognized by Newsweek as among the nation’s greenest corporations. CEA members IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Dell took three of the top five spots on the overall list, which ranked America’s 500 largest publicly traded companies based on their environmental footprint, corporate management and transparency.
Awareness of electronics recycling and locations is on the rise, according to a study released today from CEA.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, DIGITALEUROPE, and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) today released a guide for the supply chain disclosure of substances used in packaging for the global sale and distribution of electronic products.
Today the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® releases the following statement, attributable to CEA Vice President of Technology Policy Doug Johnson, in response to the recent California State Senate appropriations committee decision to strike down AB 1850, legislation that would have updated and improved the regulatory framework supporting energy efficiency with respect to the California Energy Commission (CEC) and its focus on energy efficiency through appliance efficiency standards.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, significantly expanded its recycling and repurposing efforts at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, January 10-13, by recycling 75 percent of show materials.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today reported that the consumer electronics (CE) industry dramatically increased its recycling in 2011, advancing the goals set by the eCycling Leadership Initiative.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® strongly objects to the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced plans for a new round of regulatory standards for consumer electronics products including computers, displays, game consoles, imaging equipment, servers and set-top boxes.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today applauded the Obama Administration on its plan to challenge China on rare earth minerals at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Since 2010, rare earth commodity prices have risen sharply when China took actions to control its supply, which represents more than 90 percent of global demand.
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Vice President of Technology Policy Douglas Johnson issued the following response today to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s report “The Efficiency Boom: Cashing In on the Savings from Appliance Standards.”
As members of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce prepare for Tuesday’s joint subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) FY 2013 budget, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® raises key questions about EPA’s changes to the direction of its ENERGY STAR program.
The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and InnoCentive, the pioneer in crowdsourcing and open innovation, today announced the winners of an Eco-Challenge to develop compelling economic and environmentally preferable solutions for recycling old cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors.
The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) is calling on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to reject a proposed regulation for consumer battery chargers due to a flawed justification and unnecessary duplication of a federal regulation.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, today announced a total of $75,000 in donations to Green Chips and Repurpose AMERICA, local Las Vegas nonprofit organizations advancing clean energy and minimizing waste.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today released a new study, “Energy Consumption of CE in U.S. Homes in 2010,” showing that despite their popularity in American homes, consumer electronics (CE) account for a relatively small share – roughly 13 percent – of the average U.S. home’s electricity consumption.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the 2012 International CES®, today announced the adoption of several new sustainability practices at the 2012 CES, the world's largest technology tradeshow, to be held in Las Vegas January 10-13.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today offers the following advice to consumers who want to “give green” and are looking for sustainable, eco-friendly consumer electronics products this holiday season.
Today is America Recycles Day, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® urges consumers to dispose properly of end-of-life electronics through its recycling locator at www.GreenerGadgets.org.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today are excited to announce the “The Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Challenge: New Uses for Recycled Glass,” to develop a compelling economic and environmental solution for the challenge posed by recycling old CRTs that have been phased out in favor of liquid crystal and plasma displays.
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.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today launched GreenerGadgets.org, an online resource that helps meet consumers’ desire to be both tech-savvy and environmentally-friendly. The site addresses the lifecycle of electronics products, with tips on how to buy green, live green and recycle electronics responsibly.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® applauds the California legislature and Senators Calderon and Pavley for passing Senate Bill 617, legislation that includes provisions requiring state agencies to review thoroughly major regulations and consider how proposed rules would impact business investment, innovation and jobs.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® highlighted the industry’s energy efficiency achievements and initiatives during a public workshop held today by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to consider regulation of additional consumer electronics products. Recently, a CEC staff draft report on energy efficiency and buildings indicates the CEC is moving forward with new regulations for a variety of product categories.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today issued a report detailing the dramatic reduction of TV and computer monitor sizes and weights since the advent of flat-panel monitors and TVs.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® applauds the efforts on electronics stewardship and electronics recycling announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) along with consumer electronics companies.
A new survey from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® found consumers are concerned about the cost of their energy use, yet lack awareness of emerging energy management systems.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today released a whitepaper recommending new policies to improve the way Americans understand and manage energy consumption. This new whitepaper is a product of CEA’s new Smart Grid Working Group, through which CEA member companies are advancing the deployment of smart grid systems across the country.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today hailed a new era in power consumption transparency for consumers: new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements call for removable, detailed yellow-and-black labels that disclose the product’s estimated annual energy cost to be attached to all TVs manufactured after May 10th.
Consumer electronics industry leaders today launched the first-ever industry-wide electronics recycling initiative to recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016, which would be a more than threefold increase over 2010.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today launched a digital photo and video contest to celebrate Earth Day. Four contest winners, to be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2011, will receive one digital camera or camcorder such as the Cobra Digital HDVC6000 Solar digital camcorder.
A new study commissioned by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows manufacturers have made huge strides in creating more energy efficient televisions. In furtherance of the technology industry’s leadership on energy efficient products, the CEA study, released today, provides a review and analysis of power consumption trends in digital television technology.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, today donated $75,000 to Green Chips, a non-profit organization promoting carbon neutrality, to support sustainable energy in southern Nevada.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today released the CEA 2010 Sustainability Report to highlight the tremendous progress the industry has made in its green initiatives, from designing more energy efficient products to cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) at facilities, to developing a national electronics recycling infrastructure.