Sony has announced plans to launch a massive recycling program throughout the United States in which consumers will be able to drop off old Sony TV sets and other Sony electronics items without charge. The company said that plans call for setting up about 175 recycling centers and hopes to see all of its electronics products returned there at the end of their lives. "For every pound of new product we put into the market, we want to take a pound back," Sony VP Mark Swall told Broadcasting & Cable magazine. The company said that it will also accept old consumer-electronics items from other manufacturers for an as-yet-undecided fee.