57 non-retail collection sites and 62 Sony Style™ retail stores give
consumers more ways to
recycle their old electronics responsibly
TORONTO, July 9 /CNW/ - Sony Canada today announced it has further
expanded its industry-leading national electronics recycling program by
doubling the number of collection sites across the country. Sony
Canada's unique recycling program now offers consumers more ways to
recycle their e-waste responsibly and at no charge, with 57 non-retail
collection sites and 62 Sony Style™ retail stores across Canada.
"Sony Canada's goal is to divert all Sony products from landfill," said
Doug Wilson, President & COO, Sony of Canada Ltd. "We've delivered on
our goal to double the number of collection sites within the last two
years, and we'll keep expanding. We're committed to making it as easy to
recycle Sony products as it is to purchase them."
Sony Canada's expanded national recycling program was launched in April
2008. Since then, consumers have used the program to divert more than
100,000 kilograms of old electronics from landfill.
A list of collection sites is available at href="http://www.eco.sony.ca/">www.eco.sony.ca.
Sony's Recycling Programs
Sony is proud to partner with Global Electric Electronic Processing Inc.
(GEEP) and its e-colleX network of collection points, to provide
Canadians with a consumer electronics industry-leading program for
responsible recycling. 57 non-retail collection sites accept all Sony
products, including larger items like televisions and stereos.
All 62 Sony Style retail stores across Canada accept handheld products,
portable rechargeable batteries and cellular phones for recycling. For a
Sony Style nearest you, visit href="http://www.sonystyle.ca/commerce/servlet/StaticView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&contentpage=../html/ss_location/ss_retail_main.html">www.sonystyle.ca/retail.
Sony Style's Green Glove™ Delivery Service provides an easy way for
consumers to have their old televisions removed and recycled when a new
set is delivered to their home. To learn more, visit href="http://www.sonystyle.ca/commerce/servlet/StaticView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&contentpage=../html/green_glove/green_index.html">www.sonystyle.ca/greenglove.
Sony's Energy Efficient Products
Sony strives to develop new products that are more
environmentally-conscious. Evidence of this philosophy is found in new
Sony products like the W eco-series VAIO® notebook featuring a
mercury-free LED screen, and made from recycled CDs and DVDs, and the
new EX700 series BRAVIA® television with LED backlighting, presence
sensor and an energy-savings power switch. LED-backlit products are
mercury-free, and deliver an improved picture quality while reducing
power consumption. All Sony's BRAVIA® televisions meet or exceed Energy
'Road to Zero'
Sony is striving to achieve a zero environmental footprint by 2050. To
learn more about Sony's global environmental action plan 'Road to Zero'
About Sony of Canada Ltd.
Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High Definition.
Sony provides end-to-end solutions through products that include the
market-leading Blu-ray Disc™ players, BRAVIA® televisions, Cyber-shot®
digital cameras, Handycam® Camcorders, VAIO® computers, broadcast
cameras, IPELA security cameras and video conferencing and many more
products that deliver the true entertainment experience.
Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the
world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, games
and online businesses.
With headquarters in Toronto, and offices in Vancouver and Montreal,
approximately 1,000 employees support a network of more than 500
authorized dealers and 62 Sony Style retail locations across Canada.
Sony Canada is devoted to the betterment of children, the environment
and the community. Through the Sony Canada Charitable Foundation (SCCF),
Sony Canada aims to maximize its support of charitable and philanthropic
organizations, including Make-A-Wish® Canada, the United Way of Canada
and Earth Day Canada.
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