Recycling Program Strives to Reduce Environmental Impact

Feb 25, 2008

Cooper Bussmann’s Overcurrent Device Recycling Program is designed to be an environmentally safe way to dispose of any brand of fuse, circuit breaker or electrical contactor. The program is available at many local electrical distributors and an opportunity to recycle electrical components that may otherwise populate a landfill.

Recent trends show Americans are taking an increasingly active role in recycling activities leading to considerable increased U.S. recycling rates.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the overall recycling rate in the U.S. has grown from 11% to 32% in the past 10 years.

“This recycling program is increasing the proper recycling of metal devices such as fuses, circuit breakers and electrical contactors, which are often forgotten about in everyday recycling procedures.” says Kevin Knopf, Cooper Bussmann marketing manager.

“By the end of 2007, Cooper Bussmann had recycled the equivalent of 15 million 30 A fuses,” states Knopf. “Recycling these products has become a necessity, and Cooper Bussmann is pleased to provide this convenient recycling service to consumers/customers.”

Cooper Bussmann supplies participating distributors with a recycling box, which is labeled and used to recycle any brand of fuse, circuit breaker or electrical contactor.  Once the used devices are dropped into the box, Cooper Bussmann does the rest.

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