WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, was invited to participate in yesterday’s National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship (NSES) event held by the Interagency Task Force on Electronics Stewardship. The event was hosted by the US Postal Service and celebrated the release of the government report, “Moving Sustainable Electronics Forward: An Update to the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship.”
The group forum highlighted the key accomplishments made by federal agencies in leading by example to advance sustainable electronics best practices and programs as part of the NSES.
Mike Watson, ERI’s Strategic Account Director, addressed government officials and representatives of a wide range of agencies as he congratulated the EPA for its media campaign which successfully drove public awareness on the importance of responsible recycling of unwanted electronics. Watson also commended the NSES program for enforcing the requirement that all pounds of electronic waste counted had to go through either an R2 or eStewards certified recycling facility, ensuring that all gathered items would be properly recycled.
“We’re honored to have Mike represent us in our nation’s capital for this important event,” said ERI Chairman and CEO John Shegerian. “As Mike stated in his remarks, we applaud the EPA, the GSA, the US Postal Service and all the participating agencies for making a commitment to responsibly recycling our country’s fastest growing waste stream. The effective and efficient strategy the NSES has put in place will have substantial positive impact on our economy and our environment."
Participants at the event also recognized the various agencies which have made a commitment to the US Postal Service’s BlueEarth Federal recycling program, which helps federal agencies and their employees recycle their used electronics in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. Participating agencies include ATF, USDA, DOC, DOD, DOE, DHS, HUD, DOI, EPA, FAA, FERC, GSA, Peace Corps, SBA and USTDA.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the world’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is R2 and e-Stewards 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.