A number of electronics industry leaders have received formal recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the EPA’s 2020 Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge Awards. The awards were announced and presented at yesterday’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Of the companies honored by the EPA for sustainably designing products and processes while also diverting electronics from landfills, many were able to achieve their sustainability goals while working with ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.
LG, Samsung, Sony, Staples, TCL and VIZIO, all of whom work with ERI, received Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge Awards from the EPA. Each of these companies received Gold Awards, the highest level of commendation for the program, which acknowledges exemplary, well-developed collection programs.
Electronics Challenge participants kept hundreds of thousands of tons of electronics from being sent to landfills by sending them to third-party certified recyclers such as ERI.
“We are extremely proud to partner with our friends and colleagues at these outstanding electronics industry leaders to help them reach and exceed the top standards of sustainability,” said John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI. “All of these trailblazing companies are genuinely setting new standards for the industry on a global level — and it is hugely rewarding for ERI to be playing a role in that.”
ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people and the environment. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit https://eridirect.com.