在其主講的分享會議中，新力公司總裁暨執行長史俊格 (Howard Stringer)說，他確認在新力公司的所有部門間，商業活動均與環境議題環環相扣。
許多公司正替他們的產品進行瘦身，將產品設計更具能源效率性，並使用可再生的材料 – 例如來自台灣的Medien科技，展示由快速增長竹子做成的櫥櫃。
來自電子產品回收聯盟(Electronics TakeBack Coalition)的示威者，在消費性電子展上打扮成「電視僵屍」，以表達他們對於2009年2月17日起，因政府要求從類比訊號轉換到數位訊號的命令生效時，即將遭淘汰的數百萬台電視的疑慮。打扮成「不死電視僵屍」的活動份子批評，雖然數位化轉換距今僅剩一個月的時間，電子製造商卻不願收回並安全地再循環利用二手產品。
「消費性電子展就是電子產業說服消費者用最新的產品替換舊的。但在消費性電子展中，鮮少聽到關於消費者應該如何處理他們扔到一旁的舊產品。我們認為，只要這些電子產品含有有毒材料，製造商有義務負責收回並再循環利用。除非他們這麼做，否則我們將看到越來越多的「電視僵屍」 - 舊電視被丟到垃圾場中。」德州環保活動執行董事暨電子產品回收聯盟副總裁施奈德(Robin Schneider)說。
Products introduced at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show demonstrate that the promise of more environmentally friendly consumer electronics is becoming a reality.
The four-day show reached its finale today with more than 2,700 exhibitors introducing the latest in digital entertainment, high-performance audio, TV, imaging, electronic gaming and communications equipment. From thin, thinner, and thinnest designs; to manufacturing, packaging and recycling, the industry is moving towards greener technologies.
Hitachi introduced the Ultra Thin LCD - a high definition liquid crystal display monitor with a profile of just 1.37 inches - minimizes its impact on the environment with specs that contribute to energy saving and carbon dioxide reduction in household use as well as packing and shipping logistics.
Philips introduced "The Ultimate Thin & Slim Eco TV," designed with a power-saving feature enabled by the backlight dimming technology which is designed to dim down the LCD panel backlight to reduce the power consumption while maintaining a clear, brilliant picture.
Motorola showcased the Moto W233 Renew, the first mobile phone with a protective housing made from recycled plastic water bottles.
For this first certified carbon neutral cell phone, Motorola has arranged with Carbonfund.org to offset the amount of energy needed to manufacture, distribute and operate the phones through investments in renewable energy sources, including the New Bedford Landfill Methane project, and reforestation.
"Today, natural resources, energy and time are more precious than ever before," said Jeremy Dale, corporate vice president, marketing, Motorola mobile devices. "From the product design, to the packaging to our partnership with Carbonfund.org, we wanted to ensure that this device makes the right impact with consumers and the environment."
The new phones are available from AT&T starting Tuesday. A postage-paid recycling envelope in the box makes it easy to return a previous mobile phone for recycling at no cost.
Many companies are slimming down their products, designing them to be energy efficient and using renewable materials - such the speakers from Taiwan's Medien Technology with cabinets made of quick-growing bamboo instead of wood.
Fuji showed its new eco-friendly, high performance EnviroMAX Battery line. These alkaline batteries contain no cadmium, lithium or polyvinyl chloride, and no ozone-depleting compounds are emitted during manufacture.
EnviroMAX batteries are made with recycled materials, and are packaged in recycled or recyclable materials.
On the show's Knowledge Track, the Greener Gadgets session Saturday featured Jeff Omelchuck, the founder and director of the Green Electronics Council and the executive director of EPEAT, the independent third party green certification system for electronics. EPEAT is used by the U.S. and Canadian federal governments, many states and provinces, and large corporate purchasers to specify green electronics on their purchase contracts.
Omelchuck says purchaser demand for green has created a $60 billion market reward for the more than 30 corporations that use the EPEAT system, including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Apple, Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and dozens of smaller manufacturers around the world. These companies have registered over 1,000 laptops, desktops, and monitors in EPEAT.
In 2009 EPEAT will expand to provide country-specific registries of greener electronics in 38 countries including Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the United States. In 2010 EPEAT will expand to include printers, copiers and televisions.
The Consumer Electronics Show itself began using greener practices in 2008 for the first time in its 40 year history, and was even greener this year.
"We were able to get nearly 75 percent of the materials used on the show site to be recyclable, biodegradable products," from cleaning solvents to concession supplies, said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events, with the Consumer Electronics Association.
Demonstrators from the the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, appeared at the CES dressed as "TV zombies" to showcase their concern about the millions of TVs that will become obsolete on February 17, 2009, when the government-mandated switch from analog to digital TV signal takes effect.
Activists dressed as "undead TV zombies" criticized electronics manufacturers for their reluctance to take back and safely recycle their used products, although the digital conversion is just a month away.
"CES is all about the electronics industry convincing consumers to replace their old gadgets with the newest, coolest thing," said Robin Schneider, the executive director of the Texas Campaign for the Environment, and vice chair of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition. "But at CES you won hear much about what consumers should do with the old products they tossed aside."
"We think that as long as these electronic products contain toxic materials, the company that makes the product should take it back and recycle it in a responsibly when the consumer is done with it," said Schneider. "Until they do, wel just see more and more TV zombies - old TVs tossed into the landfills."
"Our industry is always under great scrutiny for everything from energy efficiency to the recycling of our products," Chupka says. "No one wants to see a dump filled with old computers that could have been given to a village in Africa. And when analog television signals turn off next February, many are concerned about disposal of old TVs."
"Our exhibitors are trying to be very proactive in setting green policies, improving energy efficiency, recycling and scrutinizing their manufacturing processes," she said. "So it's important that as the show that represents the industry, we take that step, too."