Carole Mars, Research Director
The Sustainability Consortium

So, do you know where to recycle your used electronics? Is it easily accessible from your home or office, and is the program convenient for you?

What you will learn after asking those questions is that most people you talk to will know they should recycle used electronics, some even where to take their used electronics, but all of them will have a different idea about what would make a program convenient for them. Even though there isn’t a clear consensus on what it means, convenience is one of the key attributes expected of any electronics collection program. In fact, multiple state programs are considering using it as a measure of how well a particular electronics original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is meeting their responsibilities under extended producer responsibility legislation.

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