Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba have established a nationwide US recycling scheme for electronic waste.
Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, the Manufacturers Recycling Management (MRM) scheme will begin on 15 January.
The MRM Recycling network will provide recycling opportunities at 280 locations across all US states, making it one of the most comprehensive national recycling networks.
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MRM will continue to expand its programme and expects to have established at least 800 drop-off locations by 2011.
Panasonic Corporation of North America, Sharp Electronics Corporation and Toshiba America Consumer Products will be the first companies to use the joint venture scheme.
Consumers can drop off Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba brand products for recycling at any one of the 280 locations nationwide.