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Archive of posts filed under the Environment and Sustainability category.

4K Ultra HDTVs Suck Back the Juice

The Natural Resources Defense Council announced it reckons that the latest 4K Ultra HDTVs consume an average of 30% more energy than their HD predecessors.

CEA Recognizes Aleratec’s Sustainability Efforts

Aleratec Inc. announced that the company is mentioned in the Consumer Electronics Association’s 2013 Sustainability Report.

LG Touts Curved OLED TV Green Certifications

LG Electronics announced that its curved OLED TV has received a number of globally recognized ‘green’ certifications.

Fujitsu Turns Old CDs and DVDs into New PCs

Fujitsu announced that it is recycling old CDs and DVDs and using the reclaimed polycarbonate plastic to manufacture parts for notebook PCs.

Consumer Electronics Don’t Suck Back the Juice

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released a new study that asserts consumer electronics (CE) account for roughly 13% of the average U.S. home’s electricity consumption.

Greenpeace Refreshes Guide to Greener Electronics

Greenpeace announced that it has published the newest edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics.

Sunlyte Alliance Promotes Recycled Packaged CDs and DVDs

Sunlyte LLC announced that it has formed the Sunlyte Alliance, which will supply the entertainment industry with CD and DVD discs and packaging made from recycled materials.

Ontario Recycles Old Electronics

The Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) reminds Ontarians that old electronics should be disposed of responsibly.

Sony DADC Germany Going Green

Sony DADC announced that its operations in Germany have received ISO 14001 environmental management certification.

CD Recycling Center Offers Mail-in Option

The CD Recycling Center of America announced that it has chosen the United States Postal Service as its preferred shipper for Compact Discs (CDs) and DVDs submitted for recycling.

Putting Old Electronics Out to Pasture

Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) reminded residents of Ontario, Canada that there is a proper way to dispose of obsolete electronic devices.

Sunlyte Offers Green Packaged Discs

Sunlyte LLC announced its new “Sunlyte Certified Carbon Free” manufacturing service for CD, DVD and Blu-ray packaged discs.

Panasonic VIERA TC-P42S30 Plasma HDTV Receives Eco Award

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company announced that its VIERA TC-P42S30 Full HD Plasma HDTV has received an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award in the Eco Design and Sustainable Technology product category.

EnergyGuide Labels Coming to a TV Near You

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that televisions manufactured after May 10, 2011 must display EnergyGuide labels. Additionally, beginning July 11, 2011, websites that sell televisions must display an image of the full EnergyGuide label.

How to Avoid Making Misleading Environmental Claims

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that it is proposing revisions to the guidance it gives marketers to help them avoid making misleading environmental claims. The proposed revisions as well as a summary can be downloaded from the FTC’s website.