03-19-2009 09:03 AM
I have a new TV being delivered by Best Buy tomorrow and I had a question about the potential recycling of my old TV:
How exactly does Best Buy recycle old TVs? I saw a "60 Minutes" report a few months back about how companies claiming to recycle old computer monitors instead ship them to toxic landfills in China. I'm not saying I suspect Best Buy of doing this, but it does make me curious about exactly what will happen to my old TV should I decide to let Best Buy take it off my hands.
Any details would be much appreciated!
03-19-2009 01:44 PM
I have also seen the "60 minutes" report you are referring to, and I was horrified as anyone that cares about our world should be. I can assure you that none of the products we recycle are handled in the manner that this report highlighted. If you want to read our recycling standards, and a list of our recycling partners you could go to our main recycling page on BestBuy.com, click on the recycling program FAQ's link, and then click on the Consumer Electronics Recycling Standards link. I hope this helps!
Thanks for posting your concern,
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