LG Electronics USA Teams with Electronics Recyclers International for Hawaiian E-Waste Event

LG Electronics USA Teams with Electronics Recyclers International for Hawaiian E-Waste Event

Consumers urged to go a step further in addressing climate change by replacing their recycled TVs with new ENERGY STAR® certified TVs
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 1:30pm

CONTENT: Press Release

HONOLULU, November 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ Providing Hawaiians a convenient way to responsibly recycle unwanted consumer electronics, LG Electronics USA has joined forces with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) and T&N Computer Recycling to host a special e-waste collection event to take place in Maui County this weekend. 

This opportunity for Hawaiians to dispose of their unwanted electronics in an environmentally responsible way will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Henry Perrine Baldwin High School in Wailuku between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The event, sponsored by LG Electronics USA, is free to the public, and accepted items include computer equipment, televisions and mobile devices. For this special manufacturing takeback program, ERI, the largest recycler of electronic waste in the nation, safely recycles all e-waste collected across the Hawaiian islands. 

“Partnering with a responsible manufacturer like LG and our partner T&N to benefit the good people of Hawaii continues to be a rewarding experience,” said John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of ERI.  “The work we will be doing this weekend to prevent unwanted electronics from ending up in landfills, partnering with a forward-thinking, environmentally concerned company like LG, is a further example of just what can be accomplished when great organizations pool their resources for the common good.”

“Events like these are so important because they help the local residents unload the electronic junk that’s just sitting around while also benefiting the environment,” said Nik Nikolaidis of T&N Computer Recycling Services, who will be collecting the e-waste at the events. “We are proud to be able, alongside LG and ERI, to help Hawaii’s residents become more environmentally responsible by offering them convenient opportunities to safely dispose of their old electronic devices.” 

“Environmental sustainability is a core business principle at LG, and we are thrilled to partner with T&N and ERI to help local residents responsibly recycle unused electronics,” said John Taylor, vice president, public affairs, LG Electronics USA. 

In conjunction with the recycling event, consumers are being urged to “Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR.” Taylor said replacing older TVs and computer monitors with new ENERGY STAR certified models helps consumers save energy and money while addressing climate change.

For local information about these special recycling events, consumers can contact Nik Nikolaidis
of T&N Computer Recycling Services at (808) 371-0281.

For more information on general recycling needs, visit www.electronicrecyclers.com, http://1800recycling.com or www.urbanmining.org


Consumer Electronics Manufacturers and Community Partners Host Maui Electronics Recycling Events

Saturday, November 23, 2013

WHAT:  Opportunity to recycle consumer electronics. This event is free and open to the public. Accepted items include computer equipment, televisions, mobile devices and many more consumer electronic devices. Recycling is an important resource management issue and consumer electronics contain metal, plastic and glass that can be used in new products. Once a device is no longer being used, it’s important that it be responsibly recycled.

WHEN:         Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Henry Perrine Baldwin High School

                   1650 Kaahumanu Avenue, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

SPONSORS:  LG Electronics USA and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®

In addition to this event, the CEA encourages all Hawaii residents to recycle their unwanted or unusable consumer electronics at manufacturer-sponsored collection locations and at regularly scheduled collection events throughout the State. 

Visit CEA’s newest technology tool www.GreenerGadgets.org and type in your zip code to find the electronics recycling collection location nearest to you.  The website also features a listing (updated quarterly) of electronics recycling collection events in all counties at www.GreenerGadgets.org/Hawaii. While on the website, learn about eco-friendly recycling options and find tools that support the responsible purchase, use and recycling of electronic devices. Features include a powerful energy use calculator with the most up-to-date personal electronics products and energy figures. CEA and its member companies are committed to educating consumers about recycling consumer electronics and providing convenient recycling opportunities for them.

In conjunction with the recycling event, LG Electronics is urging consumers to “Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR®.” According to LG, replacing older TVs and computer monitors with new ENERGY STAR-certified models helps consumers save energy and money while addressing climate change.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells stylish, innovative home entertainment (consumer electronics) products, home appliances, mobile phones and air conditioning and energy solutions under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG is a proud partner 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.  For more information, please visit www.lg.com.


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