WITH U.S. EPA
                                   2007  Activities
        Plug-In To eCycling Program
        2007 Plug-In Partner Accomplishments
        Plug-In To eCycling is a partnership between EPA
        and 24 electronic manufacturers and retailers to offer
        consumers more opportunities to donate or recycle
        their used electronics.

        Plug-In To eCycling pilots innovative on-the-ground
        solutions that can be expanded to sustainable local,
        regional, and national collection recycling programs.
        The program's initiatives are intended to reflect
        shared responsibility amongst manufacturers,
        retailers, governments and consumers, and illustrate
        how voluntary industry-led models can complement
        existing government collection and recycling efforts.

        In 2007, partners recycled or reused over 47 million
        pounds of electronics from consumers—mostly
        computers, televisions, and cell phones—via
        their voluntary collaborative efforts or through
        new partnership programs.1 Conservatively, the
        greenhouse gas savings from recycling these
        electronics is equivalent to removing nearly 32,000
        cars off U.S. roads each year. Since the Plug-
        In program's inception in 2003, partners have
        recycled over 142 million pounds of electronics via
        collaborative and voluntary efforts.
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Our partners achieved the following voluntary
accomplishments in 2007:

AT&T refurbished and recycled almost 3.9 million
phones and recycled over 911,000 pounds of
accessories and batteries.

"At AT&T, we strive to be good stewards of the
 environment in the communities we serve.
 That's why we're proud to partner with the
 EPA's Plug-In To eCycling Cell  Phone Recycling
 Awareness Campaign."
      -Wayne Alba, Environment, Health and Safety
                                Specialist, AT&T

Best Buy collected more than  111,000 consumer
electronics—16.8 million pounds—through its
services and haul-away programs for recycling or
refurbishment.  Best Buy also maintains a permanent
recycling kiosk in over 900 Best Buy stores across
the U.S. to collect wireless devices, compact discs,
ink cartridges and rechargeable batteries. To date
these kiosks have collected over 83,000 pounds of
materials for recycling. This past year, Best Buy also
sponsored collection events, collecting 3.45 million
pounds of computers and televisions from over
38,000 participants.  In addition, Best Buy initiated
a formal grant program, helping to fund nearly 90
electronics recycling events in  26 states. In 2007,
Best Buy's programs collectively recycled over
96 million pounds of electronics and appliances,  a
volume increase of 35% over 2006.

Dell offers consumers free online recycling for used
Dell products and expanded its Reconnect partnership
with Goodwill to include the state of New Jersey
and the city of Philadelphia. The Reconnect program
gives consumers the opportunity to drop off used
electronics for reuse and recycling in communities in
North Carolina, the state of Michigan, San Diego,
        1 Some companies, as listed, recycled millions of pounds more through their global and business-oriented recycling programs.
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San Francisco, Austin, Houston, and Pittsburgh.
Dell's long-term goal is to expand the Reconnect
program nationally. Dell also hosted collection events
in Seattle and Austin, collecting over 660,000 pounds
of electronics from over 2,700 participants. Last year
Dell recycled 78 million pounds of electronics through
all of its recycling  programs.

"Today's generation of environmental leaders
 understands the value of partnerships in
 achieving our common goals. Every electronics
 manufacturer, regardless of size or location,
 can join its customers and  members of the
 ReGeneration—people of all ages who care
 about the environment—by offering a free,
 global consumer recycling program. Our shared
 earth deserves  no less."
    -Tod Arbogast,  Director of Sustainable Business,
                                        Dell Inc.

HP recycled over 245 million pounds of hardware
and supplies globally and reused over 32 million
pounds. HP teamed up with Wal-Mart to host 12
collection events  across the U.S., collecting over
269,000 pounds of electronics for recycling from

Intel supported seven collection events that
collected 2 million pounds of electronics.

LG Electronics LG Electronics recently launched its
online cell phone recycling program, where consumers
can download a label and mail in their phones. Since
the programs inception, LG has collected some 370
cell phones from this mail-in take back program.

NEC Display Solutions recycled over 169,000
pounds of electronics through its recycling and
trade-in program.

Nokia collected over 45,000 cell phones from its
Bag In A Box program, where consumers mail in
their used phones, batteries and accessories using
pre-paid envelopes included in new Nokia sales
packages. Nokia also recycled 3,000 phones from
consumers  that downloaded free shipping labels
from its website.  In October 2007, Nokia challenged
New York City to  recycle 100,000 phones by
November 15, America Recycles Day,2 and launched
a nationwide toll free number which consumers
could call for a pre-paid recycle bag to be mailed to
their home. The company also hosted community
collection events for Earth Day and America
Recycles Day that recycled over 115,000 pounds
of electronics. Finally, Nokia recycled over 750,000
pounds of e-waste at its various facilities, much of it
collected through employee participation programs.

Office Depot launched its Tech Recycling program in
all Office Depot retail locations in October 2007. For
a small fee consumers can purchase boxes to recycle
their used computers, small televisions, peripherals,
and other consumer electronics. Office Depot then
sends the boxes on behalf of the consumer for
recycling. The program captured over 77,000 pounds
of electronics from the regional pilot phase and in the
first two months of the nationwide rollout.

"Office  Depot is proud to  partner with the EPA on
 a variety of environmental programs including
 Plug-In To eCycling. We recognize that as a
 leading global retailer we have the opportunity
 to provide our customers convenient solutions
 for their recycling  needs, including cell phones
 and other electronics."
      -Robert Dunlap, Senior Merchant of Services,
                                    Office Depot

Panasonic helped support 92 local collection events
that recycled more than 2.5 million pounds of

Samsung participates in the RBRC program that
recycles cellular phone and portable rechargeable
batteries. Through this program, it recycled 100,000
 Metrics not yet available at the time of this publication.

pounds of its share of both products combined.
Samsung has participated in  local electronics
collection events, collecting over 400,000 pounds
of electronics and is currently finalizing a full scale
national collection program for cell phones.

Sharp supported over 100 events that collected and
recycled 2.25 million pounds of electronic products.

Sony launched its partnership with Waste
Management to offer consumers opportunities
to recycle their used electronics at permanent
collection points across the country. Through this
program over 15,000,000 pounds of electronics
were recycled. Thus far, the program's footprint
provides collection opportunities through its initial
network of 75 collection points in 18 states. Sony
aims to expand the program  to all 50 states by late
2008. In addition, Sony offers consumers a trade-in
program online and through its Sony Style stores.

Sony Ericsson initiated its cell phone recycling
program in November 2007 by sponsoring a
takeback event in the City of Oaks, North Carolina
that recycled over 6,000 pounds, collecting over
15,000 phones. Sony Ericsson will continue to
sponsor collection events in 2008.

Sprint recycled 3 million cell  phones and accessories
through its in-store and online recycling programs.

"We're proud to partner with the EPA to help further
 raise awareness of the need to properly recycle
 wireless handsets and equipment, and through
 programs like Sprint Project Connect, to provide
 recycling channels—complete with postage-paid
 envelopes and an online mailing label—to make it
 quick and convenient for consumers to use."

  -Debby Ba/lard, Director of Community Relations,

Staples launched its nationwide retail takeback
program in May 2007 in its 1,400 stores across the
U.S. Consumers can bring any brand of computer
monitors, desktop and laptop computers, printers,
scanners, all-in-ones and fax  machines to the
customer service desk for a $10 recycling fee. Small
peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, modems
and computer speakers, are accepted for free
when recycling a larger item. Since launching the
program, Staples has collected 1.7 million pounds of
unwanted electronics.

"The disposal of e-waste continues to be a major
 environmental challenge in this country. We
 know that many businesses and consumers
 want eco-friendly options, so we're helping
 them move from thinking about it to taking
 some action."

                 -Mark Buckley, Vice President of
                Environmental Affairs, Staples,  Inc.

Toshiba helped recycle over 1.4 million pounds of
electronics through supporting local collection events
and via its online PC takeback and trade-in program.

Wal-Mart helped sponsor 12 collection events
across the U.S. with  HP, collecting over 269,000
pounds of electronics for recycling.

"In an effort to move our company toward
 its goals to create zero waste and to sell
 environmentally friendly products, we have
 hosted a number of e-waste recycling events
 at Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Clubs across
 the country. By hosting these events, we
 aim to increase our customers' awareness
 of eRecycling and to provide them with
 a convenient solution to recycle their old
 electronic items."

             -Seong Ohm, Senior Vice President of
    Merchandising, Office and Technology, Wal-Mart

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Plug-In To eCycling has teamed up with leading
cell phone makers, service providers and retailers
to encourage Americans to recycle or donate
unwanted cell phones.
Despite the large number of manufacturer and
retailer-led collection programs, most consumers
still do not know where or how they can recycle
their cell phones.
Each year between 100-150 million cell phones are
taken  out of service. Cell phones are replaced every
18 months on average.
Fewer than 20 percent of unwanted cell phones
are recycled each year—most people store them at
home, in a drawer somewhere.
Reusing cell phones through donations or recycling
cell phones by recovering their valuable materials
reduces greenhouse gas emissions, saves energy,
and conserves resources—mostly by reducing the
amount of precious metals and copper that are
mined for the manufacture of  new phones.
Promoting reuse and recycling of  cell phones can be
a start to changing the way consumers interact with
other electronic products. In the case of electronics,
consumers are reluctant to throw away products
that were expensive to purchase. Through the
Plug-In program, EPA is trying to give consumers
options to "do the right thing" by fostering
convenient product recycling programs and
encouraging people to use them.
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                                Building a state program
                                Consumers living close to urban and heavily
                                populated regions in the U.S. often have more
                                access to local eCycling opportunities than
                                those living in rural areas. High transportation
                                costs due to a lack of nearby electronics
                                recycling infrastructure can impede ongoing
                                eCycling programs from taking root in rural
                                communities. In 2006, Montana's Department
                                of Environmental Quality  (DEQ), a state Plug-In
                                To eCycling partner, worked with the program's
                                industry partners to pilot its Rural  Electronic
                                Waste Recycling Program across the state,
                                collecting more than 330,000 pounds of
                                electronics from residents. In 2007,  Montana's
                                DEQ continued its efforts to foster more
                                eCycling opportunities for households and
                                recycled nearly 400,000 pounds.
   Cell Phone Takeback In-Store Locations
   Best Buy
   Office Depot
Online Mailback/Envelope Programs
LG Electronics         Sprint
Motorola             T-Mobile
Samsung (details on takeback program forthcoming)