|[July 15, 2014]
Electronic Recyclers International Partners with Recycle Across America to Advance Recycling and Sustainable Manufacturing
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Recyclers International (ERI), the nation's leading recycler of
electronics and e-waste, announced today that it has established a
partnership with Recycle
Across America (RAA), a non-profit organization which has launched
the society-wide standardized labeling system for recycling bins that
has proven to help people recycle more and help people recycle right.
"We are extremely proud to be partnering with our friend, Mitch Hedlund,
and her team at Recycle Across America," said John Shegerian, Chairman
and CEO of ERI. "Mitch is truly an inspiring recycling visionary who
represents the future of where our industry needs to go. The
standardized label initiative has made tremendous inroads helping to
remove the confusion regarding what items belong in which bins and what
can or cannot be recycled. And their celebrity-led 'Let's recycle
right!' ads are a much needed campaign to help the public understand the
importance of recycling properly. We share a common mission: to
provide people with greater accessibility to a greener life and
business. By pooling our resources, we will now be able to offer RAA's
audience a tool to keep their unwanted items out of landfills. We are
extremely proud of this collaboration and what we will be able to
The partnership will involve a sharing of resources and a
multi-disciplinary collaborative rollout of cross-branding opportunities
by RAA, ERI and all of ERI's subsidiary properties, including 1-800-Recycling.com,
Is Good Radio.
"We're thrilled to work with the ERI team and their affiliates to
advance recycling," said Mitch Hedlund, founder and Executive Director
of RAA. "Their 1800Recycling.com searchable database is an outstanding
ddition to our website to help people and businesses know all the
things that are recyclable and where to bring those items in their
communities to recycle properly. ERI's resources are filling a
tremendous void to help make recycling all sorts of items easier for all
"John and his team really understand the critical need to make it easier
for the public to recycle and recycle properly," Hedlund continued.
"Recycling has been identified as the #1 action we can do for the
environment, the economy and our future on this planet - but only if we
recycle right. Unfortunately, historically the thousands of
inconsistent and confusing labels on recycling bins throughout society
has caused the public to make mistakes at the bin, and worse, become
apathetic and skeptical about recycling. This results in tons of garbage
being thrown in recycling bins every day, crippling the economics and
viability of the recycling system. In the end, many manufacturers can't
commit to using the recycled materials due to the high cost of removing
the contamination and the lack of quality materials available.
Subsequently, companies continue to deplete finite natural resources at
alarming speeds and materials that should be considered valuable are
seen as waste, sadly ending up in oceans, waterways and the bellies of
sea life. We're excited to partner with ERI to change the public's
experience with recycling and to expedite progress!"
Via its mobile app, online resource and phone service, ERI subsidiary 1-800-Recycling.com
provides information about recycling services and facilities to anyone,
anywhere by ZIP code. Designed to make the recycling process easy and
more accessible, 1-800-Recycling.com's
nationwide search functionality is now also a clickable icon on the
Recycle Across America site. As a result, RAA's recycling-driven
audience can now easily find responsible recycling locations for
anything they wish to recycle, and unwanted items will receive a green
and responsible end of life.
ERI is also developing consumer information pages to appear on all of
its subsidiaries explaining RAA's standardized labeling system.
For more information on general recycling needs, visit www.recycleacrossamerica.org,
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 1-800-884-8466 or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.
Recycle Across America (RAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization which has developed the first and only society-wide
standardized labeling system for recycling bins to help eliminate the
public confusion surrounding recycling. RAA's standardized labels have
been identified as a "world-changing solution" by Ashoka
Global Innovators for the Public, and are being referred to as "...
one of the top environmental fixes taking root today." This
initiative represents what can be accomplished when simple solutions are
implemented, making it easier for society to act on their good
intentions. For more information, visit www.recycleacrossamerica.org
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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