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Industry to tackle e-waste in Canada. (Electronics Recycling).

Leaders in Canada's consumer electronics and information technology industries have created Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPS Canada), a non-profit that will work to design, promote and implement solutions to Canada's electronic waste problem.

The founding members of EPS Canada, who have provided seed funding, include Apple Canada Inc., Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd., Canon Canada Inc., Dell Canada, Epson Canada Ltd., Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., Hitachi Canada Ltd., IBM Canada Ltd., Lexmark Canada Inc., LG Electronics Canada, Panasonic Canada Inc., Sanyo Canada Inc., Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd., Sony of Canada Ltd., Thomson Multimedia Ltd. and Toshiba of Canada Ltd.

The organization says it is consulting with stakeholders to design "appropriate programs for the safe reuse and recycling of electronic equipment."

EPS Canada expects to launch its first end-of-life management program in 2004. Its key mandate will be educating the market on the benefits of a progressive electronics recycling program and its costs.

EPS Canada was created through the Information Technology Association of Canada and Electro-Federation Canada.
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Publication:Recycling Today
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Date:Apr 1, 2003
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