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ERI’s John Shegerian Calls for 2022 to be ‘the Year Tech Recycling Goes Mainstream’ in Newsweek Op-Ed

January 12, 2022 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 12, 2022--

In a new opinion-editorial published by Newsweek, John Shegerian, Chairman/CEO of ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, calls for 2022 to be “the year that technology recycling goes mainstream.”

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In the opinion editorial, Shegerian points out that despite e-waste still being the fastest growing waste stream on the planet, only 17% of unwanted electronics get responsibly recycled.

“Cardboard and plastic consumer recycling has become so mainstream that ignoring recycling bins seems unthinkable,” argued Shegerian, “However, our electronic waste continues to find its way to the trash each time new technology enhancements are introduced.”

Shegerian also underscored the fact that the booming glut of e-waste is not simply an environmental issue, but a data security concern as well, and he shared that education and proactive, responsible recycling of all e-waste is critical.

“In this pivotal time in our planet’s history,” said Shegerian, “if companies and organizations are going to truly achieve their ESG and Net Zero goals and shift from a linear to a circular economy, it is absolutely imperative that they tackle electronic waste issues by using responsible recyclers like ERI.”

Shegerian’s full Newsweek op-ed can be read here:

https://www.newsweek.com/2022-needs-year-that-technology-recycling-goes-mainstream-opinion-1668232

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ERIis 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 people, the planet and privacy. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit https://eridirect.com.

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Paul Williams, 310/569-0023,paul.williams@eridirect.com

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