3BL Media/ Corporate Social Responsibility/ Reducing Emissions/ – GE Appliances is the first and only manufacturer to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program to reduce emissions and materials from appliances typically sent to landfills.
According to the EPA, roughly 9 million refrigerators and freezers are disposed of each year. The sheer volume of this, coupled with the fact that consumers want their appliances recycled and are willing to go out of their way to purchase from a manufacturer that recycles, made it a smart decision for GE Appliances to step up to become the first appliance manufacturer in 2011 to partner with the EPA in its RAD Program. This program significantly reduces the landfill waste of appliance disposal and also helps cut greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading