Kodak sponsored take-back and recycling programs for consumer products are required to conform to stringent internal requirements.
These requirements are derived from national and international laws/treaties as well industry best management practices.
In general, our service providers are required to:
- Utilize only recycling processes and downstream vendors that have been pre-disclosed and approved by Kodak.
- Not engage in any dumping, landfilling or incineration (without energy recovery) practices.
- Not export any waste whole or processed materials to developing nations.
- Adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, etc, as well as internationally recognized treaties.
- Ensure that any used products resold or refurbished are tested and are fully functional and conform to all applicable laws, codes, and regulations in the markets in which the product will be sold or otherwise distributed.
- Obtain certifications, where applicable from nationally/internationally accredited recycling certifying bodies such as R2 or e-Stewards.
Details about our Partners:
SMASH Direct LLC - SMASH Direct is the pinnacle of our consumer trade-in and recycling partnership.
SMASH Direct is not a recycler or refurbisher, but serves as a business partner to find homes for used electronic devices that have not yet reached their end-of-life.
They provide an important service to our program by extending the life of the product.
SMASH Direct was a perfect match for Kodak having extensive experience in the used photographic equipment business.
Returned products that are not reused by SMASH Direct are managed by AERC Recycling.
AERC is a turn-key recycler of waste electronic equipment.
All of AERC recycling facilities are (or will be soon) certified by R2.
For more information on SMASH Direct, please visit www.SmashDirectLLC.com.
MRM - MRM is an industry operated initiative led by companies such as Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba (to name a few).
Kodak has partnered with MRM in selective States where laws and regulations have been implemented for certain covered electronic devices.
MRM best serves Kodak and the customer to ensure sound collection and recycling as well as fulfill mandatory reporting obligations.
MRM utilizes a network of e-waste recyclers across America to ensure comprehensive coverage and environmentally sound management practices.
All of MRM selected recyclers are certified by R2 or e-Stewards and do not engage in export practices or use prison labor.
For more information of MRM and their contract recyclers, please visit www.MRMRecycling.com.
Information about other Recycling Resources:
We recognize that customers and users of our consumer products have take-back and recycling choices that go beyond the options identified above.
Some of these options include but are not limited to retailer collection programs, municipal collection programs, other manufacturer collection programs, and not-for-profit donation programs.
In addition, there are several well-known comprehensive web site collection locators, which will identify e-waste recyclers in your area by zip code search, such as www.Earth911.com.
While Kodak can not endorse programs that do not partner with us, we do recognize that many of these programs and resources are viable to the customer.
If you do select one of these programs or services, we ask that you, the customer, consider using only those services that are engaged in legal and environmentally sound management practices.
For more information on selecting an e-waste recycler, please visit the following resources.