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The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), Electronic Recyclers International, Inc. (ERI) and proactive manufacturers, announced that the City’s e-cycleNYC has collected and recycled more than 10 million lbs. of electronic waste from city residents.

At the end of March, Samsung officially published its plan to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults. This major win comes after nearly five months of campaigning and global protests addressing the environmental impact of the recall.

Dell sent out the technology industry’s first shipment of ocean plastics packaging, the result of a commercial-scale pilot program.

Call2Recycle, Inc. reported that consumers recycled a record setting 14 million pounds of batteries and cellphones in collections throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2016.

Electronic products are a global economic driver, with supply chains reaching around the world. By designing with the environment in mind and through a lifecycle lens, the product can be made to be more readily repairable and reusable, while toxic materials can be designed out of the product, which extends product life and facilitates recycling.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has donated 120 laptop computers to the Newport News School District as part of an ongoing effort to keep harmful electronics away from landfills and put them to productive use in schools.