Sustainability at Philips is all about improving the health and well-being of individuals and the communities they live in. At the same time we strive relentlessly to improve the environmental performance of our products and processes, and to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain. You can learn more about the Philips Sustainability program including our EcoVision program on our Philips Sustainability.
If you have a product that you need to dispose of, we encourage you to do so in an environmentally friendly manner. Some older products can still be put to good use. What is old to you could be a welcome opportunity to another! Many charities, community programs and schools are in need of used electronic equipment. Consider donating or selling your used electronics to others before recycling them. Check to see if these groups accept working and/or non-working products. If your product is not working, find out if it can it be repaired to extend its life. If the answer is no, then proper recycling is your next best alternative.
| ||Check with your local or state organizations on the proper disposal methods or disposal restrictions in your area. Many states already have comprehensive programs for handling electronic waste that may be a convenient option for you. The correct disposal of your old product will help prevent potential negative consequences for our environment and human health. Do not dispose of your old products with your normal household waste. Consider options for Reuse of the product before recycling or disposal.|
The Consumer Electronics Associations website, www.greenergadgets.org, provides information about purchasing greener products and recycling consumer electronics. Consumers can view electronics recycling opportunities in their locations by inserting their zip code into a search function.
Philips participates in a number of states with the MRM electronics recycling program. For further information about this program please visit www.mrmrecycling.com. You may also visit www.earth911.com for reuse and recycling opportunities in your area.
Retailer Recycling Programs
Many retailers offer free recycling programs for certain consumer electronics. In some cases the retailers will offer a store credit for the product. You may view the following retailer websites to see if the retailer will recycle your Philips product.
Residents of California
When you purchase a new television, laptop computer, portable DVD player or computer monitor, you will pay a recycling fee of depending on screen size. This fee is used to keep harmful materials from millions of discarded electronic devices from ending up in landfills by recycling these products. For more information, visit http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/. You can find a list of recycling facilities at www.greenergadgets.org
Residents of Michigan
We work with MRM to provide Recycling opportunities for used Philips branded televisions and monitors. If your product is at the end of its useful life, go to the MRM website to find a drop-off location nearest to you: http://www.mrmrecycling.com/.
You may find additional information about the Michigan program at
Residents of New York State
We work with MRM to provide Recycling opportunities for your used Philips branded televisions, monitors, portable DVD players and MP3 players. If your product is at the end of its useful life, go to www.mrmrecycling.com to find a drop-off location nearest to you.
You may find additional information about the New York State program at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/ 65583.html.