Corporate responsibility looms large at this year's show, but protesters insist more companies need more proactive electronics recycling policies
Protests on the Strip: A protester with the Electronic TakeBack Coalition. Abby Seiff
Almost one year ago to the day, at a CES where energy-efficient gadgets were touted strictly for how eco-friendly they were and not for their budget-consciousness, three of the industry's giants announced a joint e-waste recycling venture. In tough times it is not only the extras that go but the things that are deemed not strictly necessary in that we did not have them before and we managed more or less. E-waste recycling could have become one of those things, indeed still might, but at least at this year's show it looks like the foothold it gained in years past is solid.