IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announced today its Silver Tier award distinction from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizing the brand's significant contributions to sustainable electronics recycling practices. VIZIO received the award at the EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge Awards Ceremony held today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Silver Tier award in the EPA's SMM Electronics Challenge recognizes VIZIO's commitment to sustainability and public disclosure of its recycling management practices. VIZIO sent 100% of collected used electronics to certified recyclers or refurbishes backed by a third-party certification program.
"Sustainable innovation is the future of manufacturing and of our country's strong economy. VIZIO's leadership in the sustainable management of electronics demonstrates its commitment to environmentally responsibility practices," said Scott Pruitt, Administrator, EPA. "The efforts of VIZIO and other 2017 SMM Electronics Challenge winners are helping to promote business growth while protecting our environment."
Continued acknowledgment from the EPA comes as a result of VIZIO's continued commitment to protecting the environment through encouraging responsible recycling practices and the reuse of electronics. Since 2014, VIZIO has recycled over 150,000,000 pounds of electronic waste, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to proper electronic recycling and refurbishment practices.
"We are humbled to be recognized by the EPA for our efforts and contributions to the collective mission of promoting the refurbishment, reuse, and responsible recycling of consumer electronics," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "We are proud to be helping the environment through our ongoing commitment to sustainability, and the growth and expansion of our recycling practices."
VIZIO's mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 75 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America1 and is the #1 sound bar brand in America2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2017 collection the most awarded in company history. The 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E, M and P-Series Displays all received Reviewed.com's Editor's Choice awards3 and were listed as the site's "Best of the Year." The 2017 VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Display received CNET's Editor's Choice with an 8.6 rating4. The M-Series also received the Editor's Choice from PCmag5. VIZIO's SB3851 was rated "The Best Budget Soundbar" by The Wirecutter6, a New York Times company, and VIZIO's SB3621n-E8 sound bar received a 9.1 score and an Editor's Choice from CNET7. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
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1 The NPD Group, Inc./Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Jan 5, 2014 – Nov 11, 2017
2 The NPD Group, Inc./Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on the total aggregate of sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Jan 5, 2014 – Nov 11, 2017
3 Visit reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 11/3/2017), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/2/2017) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 5/5/2017)
4 Visit CNET.com for the full review, published 11/7/2017
5 Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO M65-E0 review, published 9/12/17
6 Visit thewirecutter.com for the full article, published 6/22/17
7 Visit CNET.com for the full VIZIO SB3621 review, published 8/21/17
SOURCE VIZIO, Inc.