Governor Dayton Issues E-Waste Recycling Proclamation, Recognizes Best Buy
Best Buy recognized for recycling 1 billion pounds of electronics waste and appliances recycles
Governor Mark Dayton recognized Minnesota-based Best Buy Thursday for recycling 1 billion pounds of electronics waste and appliances at a celebration at the retailer's campus in Richfield.
The Governor thanked Best Buy e-waste recycling champions and CEO Hubert Joly, who likened 1 billion pounds of e-waste to 67,000 elephants, five Eiffel Towers, or 200 statues of Paul Bunyan.
"Best Buy is an industry leader in helping consumers to recycle their old electronics," said Governor Dayton. "Their efforts are good for Minnesota's environment and consumers. I thank Best Buy for their outstanding leadership and for their continuing commitment to responsible environmental stewardship."
"Best Buy's leadership in helping Minnesotans and consumers across the country recycle is a fantastic example of how retailers step up to solve problems. This voluntary effort and similar initiatives by retailers in many of our communities are making a difference," said Minnesota Retailers Association President Bruce Nustad following the event. "Today's achievement is a strong reminder that together retailers, consumers and communities do great things."
At Thursday's celebration, Best Buy announced its next goal in e-waste recycling: 2 billion pounds by 2020.