The According to a release, the report tracks the industry's green efforts throughout a consumer electronics product's entire lifecycle. The CEA 2013 Sustainability Report contains over two dozen case studies from various CE companies such as
"Consumers increasingly want innovative, eco-friendly products, and our industry is really delivering," said
"I commend CEA and the electronics industry on their efforts to reduce the climate impact of their products through the Energy Star program and other sustainability initiatives," said
-Greener designs: Companies such as
-Green packaging: Smaller, lighter and more efficient product package designs using recycled materials require fewer resources to produce. In 2012, LG surveyed suppliers to create a new database that list the recycled pulp content of each paper stock used for packaging TV and mobile phone products.
-Fewer environmental impacts at the International CES: The International CES serves as the focal point for global innovation and also as a case study for how to bring more than 150,000 people together sustainably with fewer environmental impacts. CEA, producer of the International CES, is setting an example by recycling more than 75 percent of show materials, and repurposing CES badges for future use.
-More energy efficient products: CE companies are leveraging technology to reduce power requirements in devices big and small. Thoughtful product design has enabled Panasonic to bring to market an exceptionally energy-efficient Blu-ray disc recorder, the DMR- BRT220. Its annual power consumption is only 18.9 kWh - or less than 2.2 watts per hour of operation. To support key metrics for energy use, CEA also organized a multi-stakeholder group to revise test procedures for measuring power consumption for televisions and set- top boxes.
-eCycling: In 2011, CEA announced the eCycling Leadership Initiative to increase the amount of recycled consumer electronics to one billion pounds annually by 2016. So far, the CE industry is on track recycling 585 million pounds of products in 2012. The CE industry also believes that the quality of recycling is just as critical as the quantity, and is committed to using vendors that employ only the highest recycling standards, including third-party certification systems R2 and e-Stewards.
-Voluntary stakeholder agreements: In late 2012, CEA, the
-Consumer education: CEA's GreenerGadgets.org website informs consumers about how they can make smarter choices to save energy, reduce waste and ensure responsible recycling at end-of-life.
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According to a release, the report tracks the industry's green efforts throughout a consumer electronics product's entire lifecycle. The CEA 2013 Sustainability Report contains over two dozen case studies from various CE companies such as