At Sharp, we are proud of our efforts to collect and recycle items at the end of their lifecycle. Our goal is to help the environment and improve our recycling efforts to help support a better future.
Recycling TVs and Other Consumer Electronics in the US
In September 2007, SEC—Sharp’s manufacturing and sales subsidiary in the US state of New Jersey—established the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, LLC (MRM) in cooperation with Panasonic Corporation of North America and Toshiba America Consumer Products, LLC. Tasked with recycling audio-visual products, especially TVs, the MRM program has since expanded nationwide to offer recycling opportunities at approximately 1,800 collection points. MRM holds special events and carries out voluntary activities to promote the recycling of used consumer electronics and complies fully with the laws and regulations of each state. In fiscal 2012, approximately 5,349 tons of used consumer electronics were recycled.
For opportunities in your area to recycle your electronics and Sharp televisions for free, please visit: www.mrmrecycling.com.
US EPA Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge Program
Sharp is proud to support the EPA’s newest initiative as an inaugural participant in the Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge Program. As a founding participant in the EPA’s electronics recycling program in 2003, “Plug-in to eCycling”, the EPA recognized Sharp’s achievements for 7 years, culminating with "Winner" in 2009. For more information, please visit: the EPA website.
eCycling - Leadership Initiative
As a member of the Consumer Electronics Association, Sharp participates in the eCycling Leadership Initiative as a co-founder of MRM. For more information, please visit: the CEA website.
Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
Sharp participates in the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) program, Call2Recycle, which allows consumers to drop off Sharp RBRC-labeled batteries at retailers and RBRC collection centers.
For more information, please visit www.call2recycle.org.
As part of our commitment to helping preserve the environment, Sharp offers our customers zero waste to landfill recycling for all Sharp consumables including cartridges, bottles, waste collection containers and drum units. Sharp encourages customers to recycle their used toner cartridges in bulk by providing a pre-paid Recycling Kit for their return to our facility.
Get more information on the Sharp Copier Toner Recycling Program.