ARLINGTON, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The following statement is attributable to Michael Petricone, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, following the announcement that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson will step down early next year:
“CEA commends Administrator Jackson’s public service and commitment to the environment as head of the EPA, an important institution for our nation.
“Administrator Jackson’s accomplishments include her leadership in helping to create the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship. This strategy includes important inter-agency recommendations that ensure the federal government leads by example in acquiring, managing, reusing and recycling its electronics; increasing domestic recycling efforts; reducing harm from U.S. exports of electronic waste; and improving the safe handling of used electronics to developing countries.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the EPA and its future leadership to minimize electronics waste, promote energy efficiency and protect our environment while encouraging and supporting technological innovation.”
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CEAfeed, http://twitter.com/ceafeed, http://blog.ce.org/.