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e-waste

Would a Federal Law Help Recyclers, Manufacturers’ E-Waste Management?

As companies and waste management officials struggle with what to do about the growing volume of e-waste, Electronic Recyclers International points out one major reason why e-waste recycling and reuse is struggling in the US. “There is no US federal law that requires the recycling of electronic waste or prohibits … Read more »

Mark Wilhelm

Environmental Executive Moves: ERI, Ameresco, Plug Power, RRS, SiteHawk

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Electronic Recyclers International: The e-waste recycler has named Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D., senior sustainability advisor. Hershkowitz is co-founder and current president of the Green Sports Alliance. Ameresco: The energy efficiency and renewable energy company has named Mark Wilhelm (pictured) … Read more »

cellphones Environmental Leader

Americans Hoarding Electronics, Not Recycling Them

The rate at which Americans acquire new electronic devices far outpaces the rate at which they recycle unwanted ones. A study commissioned by Staples, titled American Tech Recycling Habits, found that while 74 percent of Americans own two or more television sets and 38 percent own two or more smartphones, … Read more »

Best Buy

Best Buy Recycles 1bn Pounds Electronics, Appliances

Best Buy has now recycled 1 billion pounds of electronic and large appliance waste in just six years, according to Electronic Recyclers International. At an event commemorating the retailer’s accomplishment, Best Buy revealed a number of statistics and data it gathered in a nationwide survey surrounding consumers and e-waste, ERI … Read more »

Staples Canada Announces Sustainability Achievements, Partnership

Staples Canada has announced a number of sustainability achievements for its second quarter, and is also expanding its partnership with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s renewable energy provider, to include four copy and print center locations. The copy and print production centers changing over to Bullfrog Power are located in Burnaby, BC, … Read more »

Staples Advantage

Staples, ERI Help Firms Reduce E-Waste

Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, has partnered with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to launch a service to make it easier for businesses to recycle old electronics. Staples Advantage says its Technology Recycling Service is a first of its kind in the industry. The global volume of e-waste will … Read more »

Recycle Across America

Electronic Recyclers International, Recycle Across America Team Up

Electronic Recyclers International has teamed up with Recycle Across America, a nonprofit that has launched a standardized labeling system for recycling bins, to increase recycling and encourage sustainable manufacturing. John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of ERI, says the standardized label initiative has helped increase recycling by removing confusion about what … Read more »

Steffen Giebler

Environmental Executive Moves: ERI, eRecyclingCorps, FleetCor, WRI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Electronic Recyclers International: The electronics and e-waste recycler has named Kelly Thomas its chief operating officer. Thomas most recently served as senior vice president and general manager for Rolled Products North America at Aleris International. ERI’s former COO, … Read more »

ERI Improves Website

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) has improved its interactive website to offers an easier-to-navigate design platform and new video content placed throughout the site. Also, the improved site is more natively and intuitively accessible via every kind of mobile device. ERI’s website now enables users to explore regularly updated ERI content … Read more »

e-cycleNYC

Electronics Recycling Program Enrolls 100th Building

E-cycleNYC, a residential electronics recycling program launched last month by manufacturers, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), has enrolled its 100th building. The public-private partnership between the DSNY and ERI is free for NYC taxpayers and participating buildings. The e-waste program is fully … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: RF Biocidics, DECC, Electronic Recyclers

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Heatwurx: The eco-friendly asphalt preservation and repair equipment company has appointed Dave Dworsky as president and CEO, effective Dec. 16. Dworsky is currently the president and CEO of Dworsky Partners. The Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance: The transportation-focused … Read more »