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Benefits to eCycling
Responsible electronics reuse and recycling:
  • Conserves resources
  • Recovers valuable materials like gold, silver, and copper
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with mining new products
  • Decreases the amount of electronics going into landfills

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Today, the average American household uses about 24 electronic products like personal computers, mobile phones, televisions, and e-readers. With an ever increasing supply of new electronic gadgets, Americans discard more than 2 million tons of obsolete electronic products annually. Learn more

One way EPA is addressing this growing number of discarded electronics is through the Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge. By participating in the Challenge, original equipment manufacturers and retailers are promoting responsible electronics recycling. They are increasing the number of electronics being collected, sending 100 percent of their used electronics to a recognized third-party certified recycler by the third year of their participation, and publicly reporting this information.

Who can Participate?

The SMM Electronics Challenge is open to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and retailers.

Note: If you are a consumer, you can make a difference too by donating or recycling your used electronics, learn how.

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