January 6, 2017
Suzanne HilkerStaff Writer
On Saturday, Best Buy will accept distinctive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors as part of sustainability events at CES in Las Vegas.
The EPA will name Best Buy a Gold Tier Award Winner in its Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program, the third straight year we’ve received this recognition.
The award commends superior corporate efforts to divert electronics from landfills by working with third-party certified recyclers, as well as being transparent about recycling data and performance.
Since 2009, Best Buy has voluntarily operated the most comprehensive e-waste recycling service in the U.S. In 2015 alone, we collected more than 78,000 tons of electronics for recycling, avoiding the release of more than 200,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. That’s equivalent to taking nearly 40,000 cars off the road for a year or generating enough electricity to power more than 27,000 U.S. homes for 12 months.
Best Buy is committed to positively impacting the world by being a convenient local resource for people to safely dispose of their consumer electronics and appliances. We also offer a growing array of products that enable people to lead more sustainable lives, along with a full suite of services to extend the life of products or give them a second life through repair and trade-in programs.
We are proud to be recognized by the EPA for our recycling efforts and grateful to our customers for their support of the sustainable solutions we provide.