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Sony and Making Money from Recycling

Posted by: Heather Green on September 7, 2007

Interesting story in BW this week explaining how Sony is rolling out a big recycling program in the U.S. that will eventually 1,000 locations that will take used Sony products for free and handle rivals’ brands for a fee.

An interesting publicity move? Actual it’s all about business, as my collegue Kenji Hall explains:

“But as Sony executives now explain, the objective wasn’t simply to paint itself green. An internal Sony study, authored by a curious employee, showed the company could actually make money off its discarded wares. ‘We believe it can pay for itself over time,’ says Rick Clancy, senior vice-president of Sony’s U.S. electronics unit.”



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