The television brand TCL won the EPA’s Gold-Tier Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Award for their work with the EPA and others to improve the nation’s recycling efforts. Late last year, the company was given the award for the second consecutive year.
“The EPA is dedicated to raising awareness for all Americans to the importance of electronics recycling, and we’re pleased to welcome TCL as a signatory to the America Recycles Pledge,” said Andrew Wheeler, EPA Administrator. “Showcasing organizations with innovative recycling solutions that serve our communities not only helps to preserve local government resources but strengthens the entire recycling industry and increases consumer participation. The America Recycles Pledge encourages companies to expand on their environmental leadership, and we applaud TCL’s efforts to promote the benefits of electronics recycling.”
On their website, TCL notes that they are one of only a few brands in the world with the resources, experience, and capability to manufacture products without outsourcing. That gives the company full control over factories, allowing them to use energy saving technologies, carefully sourced materials, and sustainable practices when creating everything from TVs and packaging. In 2019, TCL funded the recycling of 76,700 pounds of electronics every day. That’s like recycling a 32” TCL Roku TV every ten seconds.
“At TCL North America, we care about our communities and our environment. As TCL approaches our fifty-millionth pound of recycled electronics we are happy to bring this opportunity to the communities around us to help keep our landfills clear of hazardous materials,” said Jonathan King, Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs, TCL North America. “By signing the EPA’s Recycling Pledge and partnering with experts like ERI, we are continuing our goal of sustaining and protecting the environment we all call home.”
You can read more about TCL’s sustainability efforts on their Electronics Recycling page.
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