Samsung in pact with Electronic Recyclers International to recycle electronic waste

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Samsung in pact with Electronic Recyclers International to recycle electronic waste

Samsung
Electronics has partnered with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the
largest recycler of electronic waste in U.S. for the E-Waste Collection Event
on December 10th at no charge to consumers.


Three
Massachusetts locations serving fourteen local towns will give the community at
large an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, television sets and
other out-dated, unusable or unwanted consumer electronic items for proper
recycling that is safe and environmentally sound.


The electronics
collected from all three locations will be recycled by ERI. Samsung Electronics
and ERI are
working in conjunction with the South Shore Recycling Cooperative.


“Samsung
Electronics is an organization that has long been forward-thinking in terms of
environmental concerns. This electronic recycling event is a further example of
that commitment. Together, we are helping the good people of Massachusetts
become more environmentally responsible and offering them a convenient
opportunity to safely dispose of their old electronic devices at the same
time,” said John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of ERI. 


This e-waste
collection event will be staged at three locations: a Plymouth location also
serving Kingston, Duxbury and Middleboro; an Abington location also serving
Hanson, Rockland, Weymouth and Whitman; and a Hanover location also serving
Cohasset, Norwell, Scituate and Hingham.


 “It is
extremely important to us at Samsung Electronics that we serve as a positive,
sustainable example for the rest of our industry. It’s particularly rewarding
to be able to provide opportunities such as these free collection events, where
individuals can set examples for their neighbors as well. Proper recycling of
electronics is the responsible thing to for our planet – we’re working to help
make easier to do the right thing,” said Michael Moss, director of Corporate
Environmental Affairs at Samsung Electronics.


Electronic Recyclers International recently hosted a
local business roundtable discussion last week, led by Sue Damour, head of the
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Region 8.


By GreentechLead.com Team
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