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‘Tis the Season

Read Mix news story about consumer electronics companies' recycling materials habits with statistics

The Consumer Electronics Association expects a 3.5-percent growth in sales of consumer electronics in Q4 2008 as compared to Q4 2007, as most American adults have CE devices in four of the Top 10 slots on their holiday wish list. And for those who receive a new gadget, it’s becoming increasingly easy to dispose of the old ones properly: A recent CEA survey of 64 electronics companies conducted with Sims Recycling Solutions showed that 69 percent have recycling programs, 14 percent are setting up programs and 38 percent are reusing some form of the electronics products they make or use.