We are all pretty aware how the issue of e-waste has worsened the whole garbage problem we already have in our hands and some companies have already made various moves to help prevent it from getting out of hand.
But a big push over in the United States seems to have helped in the recycling efforts, much to the credit of the CEA (Consumer Electronic Association) which recently published its second annual report on the eCycling Leadership Initiative.
The report notes that during 2012, consumer electronics companies working in the eCycling Leadership Initiative, which is an industry effort headed by the CEA, responsibly recycled 585,000,000 pounds of electronics. It also represents a 27% increase in the amount of recycled electronics compared to 2011.
Those are big numbers, part of a lofty goal of recycling around 1,000,000 pounds of electronics annually by 2016.