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Electronic Recyclers International® is the largest electronics recycler in North America. ERI specializes in the environmentally safe and socially responsible dismantling of electronic waste.

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  • January 15, 2015

    Considering our collective thirst to upgrade to the latest shiny gadget, it's not surprising that consumer electronics generate a nasty amount of waste—some 3.4 million tons of e-waste year. We are device-gobbling monsters who grow strong on the gleaming newness of our machines. But tossing out "old" devices creates an overlooked hazard.

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  • December 31, 2014

    John Shegerian was recently quoted in a TIME article regarding data security and data destruction as part of electronic disposal. “No one wants their personal business in the wrong hands, whether it’s just embarrassing, whether it ruins future job opportunities, or whether it’s in criminals’ hands who are going to swipe that data and take money from bank accounts,” says John S. Shegerian, co-founder and CEO of Electronics Recyclers International (ERI). “We [wipe data] for the highest-level people in big government, small government, large cities, and for people like us who are very worried now not only about where their stuff is going from an environmental perspective, but for their own personal data,” Shegerian says.

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  • December 23, 2014

    On December 23, ERI was featured in Businessweek in an AP article titled "Trashing Electronics Becomes Illegal In New York" which centered around a new e-waste legislation in New York City banning the disposal of electronics in the garbage.

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  • December 18, 2014

    Electronics seem to be on everyone's list this holiday season. But the more new devices and TVs we get, the more old ones we have to get rid of. The New York City Department of Sanitation says last year about 38,000 tons of e-waste made their way to our local landfills, which means so did all of the toxic metals, such as lead and arsenic, that are inside of them...

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  • November 28, 2014

    While the fact that 95.5 million Americans said they would shop on Black Friday is good news for retailers, it is a far less positive figure for the environment. Cheap electronics are one of the biggest draws for shoppers on the day (and indeed the rest of the year), but these immediate savings hide the ultimate collective cost - old electronics (e-waste) that are improperly disposed of can result in environmental pollution with its attendant health risks, as well as data theft.

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  • November 10, 2014

    As manufacturers continue to roll out new smartphones, luring customers to ditch their old phones, data security experts warn that improperly disposed phones can be mined for personal data by hackers in the U.S. and abroad.

    John Shegerian, CEO of Electronic Recyclers International, argues without proper handling of electronic disposal everyone is at risk. "Companies and governments are throwing their reputations in the trash. When they dispose of their devices it's being handled inappropriately, therefore making them an easy target for data breach."

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  • November 6, 2014

    Utah Recycler Abandons Millions of Pounds of Toxic e-Waste

    Stone Castle Recycling, previously one of Utah’s largest recyclers of electronic waste, has abandoned its three facilities and the owner is missing...

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  • November 6, 2014

    CRT player Closed Loop receives notice of violation

    A CRT glass processor operating in Arizona and Ohio has received a notice of violation from state environmental officials...

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  • October 24, 2014

    Discarded electronics are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, and a new survey from Best Buy found that only about 40% of people in the United State recycle old computers, TVs and phones, even though Best Buy and Staples are among companies that will take it for free. Most of the e-waste ends up in landfills, but as John Shegerian, CEO of Electronic Recyclers International tells Living on Earth’s Helen Palmer, it can be recycled safely and responsibly.

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  • Jul 28, 2014

    There are more electronics in our lives today than ever before - and with technology evolving every day, the amount of electronics that are being disposed of is growing exponentially. Due to the complex and potentially hazardous components within electronics, it is more critical than ever that we not only recycle all of our electronics, but that we recycle them 'properly, safely and responsibly'. This is why we are so excited to announce that we are now partnering with Electronic Recycling International, the leader in safe, responsible and U.S. based electronic recycling!

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  • Jul 21, 2014

    LIKE many others, Babbage is reluctant to throw out old computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, phones and other digital paraphernalia. Where possible, he guts them of useful parts, and leaves the carcasses in a cupboard in case other bits and pieces may one day also come in handy. For instance, the last computer he built, Bitza-7, was assembled almost exclusively from salvaged components.

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  • April 3, 2014

    Electronic Recyclers International was featured in the full length feature film Samsara. The footage showcases ERI's Fresno Recycling Facility and the massive undertaking that is the recycling of electronic waste. During the clip you get to see the amount of e-waste ERI manages. In the video you also get to see our employees dismantling computer monitors as well as desktops which then get sorted and shredded down to their base commodities.

  • December 15, 2013

    World's E-Waste to Grow 33% by 2017, Says Global Report

    By 2017, the global volume of discarded refrigerators, TVs, cellphones, computers, monitors and other electronic waste will weigh almost as much as 200 Empire State Buildings, a new report predicts.

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  • May 7, 2013

    Sanitation Commissioner Announces New Multiple-Dwelling Electronics Recycling Program

    A new multiple-dwelling residential electronics recycling program in partnership with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI). Phase one involves finding buildings to enroll in this innovative new program...

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  • June 11, 2013

    Electronic Recyclers International Launches Partnership with Girl Up

    Today ERI and Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, announced a partnership that utilizes BuyBackTech, an online platform, that allows Girl Up supporters to recycle gently-used electronics that can be resold...

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  • March 26, 2013

    John discusses 'Girl Rising' which recently debuted in New York

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    'Girl Rising', the Power of the Human Spirit and Education

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  • March 18, 2013

    Electronic Recyclers Is Thankful For The New Transparency From The New York Times

    ERI is one of a handful of recyclers in the US:

    • With proprietary glass cleaning technology
    • No glass backlog
    • With proprietary shredding technology
    • With proprietary tracking technology software for our clients

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  • March 5, 2013

    Electronic Recyclers International Launches New York Offices

    ERI's New York location is centrally perched above the Grand Central Terminal in the iconic Met Life Building in midtown Manhattan.

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  • March 5, 2013

    Best Buy E-Waste Recycling Actually A Notable Accomplishment

    It’s an environmental hazard, and it’s a customer hassle. That’s why Best Buy is seeking to help close the loop on the millions of pounds of electronic waste its stores and customers generate each year.

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  • December 26, 2012

    Electronics recycler found guilty in exporting case

    An electronics recycler and its two top executives were convicted of lying to customers, saying they were recycling hazardous components responsibly while they sent items to developing countries...

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  • December 20, 2012

    ERI CEO John Shegerian Profiled on IdeaMensch

    In the interview, Shegerian candidly discusses how he brings his ideas to life and shares the methodology behind his various successful ventures, including ERI.

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  • April 16, 2012

    Year One of the eCycling Leadership Initiative

    Results of the first year of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, an unprecedented effort from electronics manufacturers and retailers to recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016.

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  • October 13, 2011

    Electronic Recyclers International Named to Inc.'s Fastest Growing Companies List

    The nation's leading recycler of electronic waste, announced today that it has been named to Inc. magazine's annual "Inc. 5000" list...

    This year's Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2007 through 2010...

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