Samsung, a South Korea-based company with numerous affiliated businesses, first became involved with the electronics industry in the late 1960s. Since then, the company has expanded worldwide and is well known today for its various electronics, including cell phones, cameras, laptops and televisions. As high-definition TVs have become more accessible to consumers and more brands have entered the marketplace, lots of consumers find themselves with unneeded, obsolete TVs that have no place to go. Samsung is one company that works with recycling companies to let consumers properly get rid of unwanted televisions without hurting the environment. Samsung’s recycling partners do not incinerate electronics, do not deliver to solid waste landfills and do not export toxic e-waste overseas. Samsung has fixed drop-off locations around the U.S. for consumers to drop off their old televisions for no fee. Consumers can also drop off other used products alongside TVs, such as home theater equipment, cell phones, Blu-rays and DVDs. Click here to find a location near you. Samsung also offers a mail-back program available in all 50 states. Customers can ship any Samsung product at the end of its life, including televisions under 50 pounds. The program is free, and you can find more information here. Samsung’s dedication to producer responsibility and accessible recycling has grown tremendously in the past five years, and the company’s goal is to recycle more than 95 million pounds of electronics in 2013. Samsung was even honored with the Award for Sustained Excellence in 2013 due to its energy-efficient products and increased recycling efforts. Samsung’s drop-off locations can be found all over the U.S. and will hopefully continue to expand as more consumers and companies become more environmentally conscious. Samsung customers: Make sure to recycle your unwanted products!
Samsung Recycles Responsibly with Drop-Off, Mail-in Programs
The company’s goal is to recycle more than 95 million pounds of electronics in 2013.