Electronic Recyclers International Provides Solutions for California’s e-waste Problems

FRESNO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In light of recent investigative news reports unveiling illegal and
unethical shipments of e-waste overseas by a number of companies that
claim to recycle electronics, the nation’s leading electronics recycler
continues to recycle electronics the right way – as it has been doing
now for 14 years.

Electronic
Recyclers International
(ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of
electronics and IT asset disposition (ITAD) service organization,
maintains eight state-of-the-art e-waste recycling centers, including
its state-of-the-art facility in Fresno, California.

ERI has been providing comprehensive electronic waste recycling services
for California businesses and individuals since 2002 and was the first
recycler in the state to be R2 and BAN certified. ERI was also
the first recycler to receive approval by the state of California to
utilize a technology system for the recycling of glass from old
televisions, computer monitors and cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Glass has
long been a challenge for recyclers of electronics, but ERI’s innovative
technology, utilizing a proprietary cleaning system, solves the problem,
enabling ERI to clean and process glass on site in a safe and
environmentally responsible way.

ERI is also the only certified e-steward in California that maintains
its own glass cleaning, comprehensive shredding and data destruction
technology in-house.

ERI’s California location is located at 3243 South East Avenue, Building
108, in Fresno and maintains public e-waste receiving hours Monday
through Friday from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Anyone can easily get information by
contacting 1-800-ERI-DIRECT (374-3473).

Earlier this year, as part of its ongoing e-Trash
Transparency Project
, which installed and deployed more than 200
electronic tracking devices in old computer printers and monitors and
then tracked them across the globe, the Basel
Action Network
(BAN) announced that the tracker data it received
revealed a number of recyclers implicated in exporting toxic,
non-functional electronic scrap equipment to locations in China in
likely violation of Chinese law, recycling certification programs, and
state and county policies.

The first report in BAN’s e-Trash Transparency Project, entitled Disconnect,
was released on May 9th together with PBS’s NewsHour documentary, pbs.org%2Fnewshour%2Fupdates%2Famerica-e-waste-gps-tracker-tells-all-earthfix%2F&esheet=51385468&newsitemid=20160720006306&lan=en-US&anchor=The+Circuit&index=4&md5=3851d6327373bcbabfb16c711ee8f002″ rel=”nofollow”>The
Circuit
.” In the PBS documentary, ERI was the only
company highlighted for “doing the right thing” and providing safe,
responsible and ethical services. ERI’s innovative technology, dual
certified process and green facilities continue to set a high bar of
ethics and responsibility while providing Washington residents and
businesses with peace of mind as they themselves try to do the right
thing by recycling their electronics.

“The need to get rid of unwanted or outdated consumer electronics is a
constant,” said John
Shegerian
, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “So the concurrent needs for
environmental responsibility and certified data destruction are more
important than ever. Our flagship location in Fresno has set industry
standards on a national and global level, and we are proud to have been
helping so many Californian people and businesses do the right thing by
recycling their e-waste and keeping toxic electronics out of landfills.”

Shegerian also noted that ERI currently provides the only dually
certified nationwide solution offering 100 percent guaranteed data
destruction for consumer electronics devices, e-waste, and hardware.

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler
of electronic waste and the world’s largest IT asset disposition (ITAD)
and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is certified to
de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an
environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million
pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations, serving every
zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste
recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.

Contacts

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI)
Paul Williams, 310-569-0023
paul.williams@electronicrecyclers.com