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Spectra's Mission Statement


At Spectra, environmental and social responsibility is a core value of our business. We are working diligently with our community, our customers, our strategic partners and our suppliers on eco-friendly initiatives which play a key role in Spectra's products and operations. Spectra's commitment to sustainability includes all phases of our product's lifecycle, from manufacturing and production to end of life. Spectra has created the Spectra Takeback Program which helps our customers with the responsible disposal of our products. As a corporation with a strong environmental conscience, we are dedicated to continuous implementation of responsible initiatives with an aim to conserve and maintain the environment.

 

BUSINESS OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
Examples of ongoing initiatives include:

  • Spectra has replaced its entire warehouse with high-efficiency fluorescent lighting which essentially cut the company's warehouse energy usage in half.  In addition to using less energy while powered, these new assemblies are equipped with adjustable occupancy sensors which allow the lights to turn off when workers are not in the area which saves even more energy.
  • A corporate policy to Recycle, Reuse and/or Reduce use of everything from copy paper to supplies to packing material to computer equipment
  • A weekly recycling program for aluminum, paper, plastic and glass waste
  • Company-sponsored recycling drives for our employee's personal electronic devices
  • Purchase of recycling kits for disposal of light bulbs and batteries
  • Environmentally responsible disposal of the Company's scrapped products
  • A computer monitor upgrade program aimed to convert all monitors to Energy Star certified models

 

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT PACKAGING
Spectra works diligently with its suppliers to provide packaging solutions wherever we can that use recyclable and sustainable materials.  Examples of these initiatives include:

  • Reduction of packaging sizes resulting in less waste
  • Conversion of clamshell packaging from PVC to the much more eco-friendly PET material
  • Conversion of packaging materials from styrofoam to biodegradable paper pulp
  • Use of recycled card stock for product packaging and corrugated for shipping cartons

 

RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING

Electronic Product & Accessory Recycling
Click on the link http://www.digitaltips.org/green/default.asp. On the right side of the page, type in what product or item you wish to recycle and your Zip Code or City/State. A list of local recycling locations will be displayed. This directory can be used to recycle all types of electronic products and accessories, regardless of whether they were supplied by Spectra or not.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Recycle your old rechargeable batteries at one of the many collection sites in the U.S. and Canada. To find the site nearest you, visit www.call2recycle.org or call toll-free 1-877-2-RECYCLE.

Alkaline/Single-use Battery Recycling
Recycle your old rechargeable batteries at one of the many collection sites in the U.S. and Canada. To find the site nearest you, visit www.Earth911.com.

 

AN ON-GOING COMMITMENT
Spectra complies with all applicable local and federal environmental laws and regulations.  Spectra is dedicated to the mission of responsible environmental practices that exceed common standards in order to help preserve our natural resources.  If you have any questions about our policies or would like to provide any feedback or suggestions, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

PRODUCT RECYCLING

HAWAII
Spectra offers a mail back program through its partner, RLGA, enabling consumers to return Hello Kitty branded televisions for recycling free of charge. To access the mail back program simply click the link below and follow the instructions to obtain a free shipping label. Upon receipt of the shipping label, simply pack your product, affix the label to the package and ship it. Spectratakeback.aerccr.com

ILLINOIS
For information on recycling options for Illinois residents, please see the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's electronic waste recycling website and this flyer provided by the Illinois EPA.

INDIANA
For information on recycling options for Indiana residents, plese visit this page: http://www.in.gov/idem/recycle/2373.htm.

MARYLAND
Spectra offers a mail back program through its partner, RLGA, enabling consumers to return Hello Kitty branded televisions for recycling free of charge. To access the mail back program simply click the link below and follow the instructions to obtain a free shipping label. Upon receipt of the shipping label, simply pack your product, affix the label to the package and ship it. If you require packaging, it will be supplied, upon request, free of charge to Maryland consumers. Spectratakeback.aerccr.com

MAINE
Beginning July 20, 2006, all waste computer monitors and televisions generated by households in Maine must be recycled (unless shipped out of state for disposal). Please contact your local municipality for information about how and where to recycle your computer monitors and television sets in your area. For more information about Maine's electronic waste law, please visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection ("MDEP") website at: http://www.maine.gov/dep/waste/recycle/computerrecy.html

MICHIGAN
Spectra offers a mail back program through its partner, RLGA, enabling households and small businesses to return Hello Kitty branded televisions or any brand of television for recycling free of charge. To access the mail back program simply click the link below and follow the instructions to obtain a free shipping label. Upon receipt of the shipping label, simply pack your product, affix the label to the package and ship it. Spectratakeback.aerccr.com

NEW YORK
In New York State, Spectra is a member of the RLGA Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Program registered with the State Department of Environmental Conservation and in compliance with the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. This program provides convenient methods for consumers of Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) to return their products at end of life for environmentally sound recycling. To learn more about this program please click here: NewYork.aerccr.com.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Spectra offers a mail back program through its partner, RLGA, enabling households and home businesses to return Hello Kitty branded televisions for recycling free of charge. To access the mail back program simply click the link below and follow the instructions to obtain a free shipping label. Upon receipt of the shipping label, simply pack your product, affix the label to the package and ship it. Spectratakeback.aerccr.com

TEXAS
Spectra offers a mail back program through its partner, RLGA, enabling households and home businesses to return Hello Kitty branded televisions for recycling free of charge. To access the mail back program simply click the link below and follow the instructions to obtain a free shipping label. Upon receipt of the shipping label, simply pack your product, affix the label to the package and ship it. Spectratakeback.aerccr.com

UTAH
Spectra offers a mail back program through its partner, RLGA, enabling households and home businesses to return Hello Kitty branded televisions for recycling free of charge. To access the mail back program simply click the link below and follow the instructions to obtain a free shipping label. Upon receipt of the shipping label, simply pack your product, affix the label to the package and ship it. Spectratakeback.aerccr.com

WEST VIRGINIA
Spectra offers a mail back program through its partner, RLGA, enabling consumers to return Hello Kitty branded televisions for recycling free of charge. To access the mail back program simply click the link below and follow the instructions to obtain a free shipping label. Upon receipt of the shipping label, simply pack your product, affix the label to the package and ship it. Spectratakeback.aerccr.com