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E-Waste Recycling Effort in Hawaii by MRM and ERI Surpasses 1.4 Million Pound Mark

Partnering with the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company (MRM), in an effort to properly recycle unwanted consumer electronics in the state of Hawaii, Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), announced today that the organizations have now collected and recycled well over 1.4 million pounds of electronic waste since launching the initiative a little more than two years ago.

ERI, the largest recycler of electronic waste in the nation, partnering with MRM and a local recycling organization in Hawaii, safely recycles all e-waste collected across the Hawaiian islands (including Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Oahu, and Hawaii’s Big Island).

Through permanent drop off locations and community collection events across the Hawaiian islands, the initiative by MRM and ERI has provided and continues to provide the community 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.

“With their collaborative support and proactive actions in Hawaii - and across the U.S. as well,” said Tricia Conroy, MRM’s Executive Director, “ERI has continued to be an organization we are proud to partner with. Just as the manufacturers that make up MRM are leaders in the electronic profession by being responsible recyclers of electronic waste and stewards of the environment, so too is ERI. ERI uses innovation and a commitment to doing things right to help forge processes that benefit all of us as well as our planet’s natural resources.”

MRM was founded by Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba to help increase recycling opportunities across the US and has leading electronics manufacturers such as VIZIO, Mitsubishi and Funai participating in Hawaii recycling.

“Partnering with MRM to benefit the good people of Hawaii has been and continues to be an honor and a privilege,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “MRM has proven to be a partnering of manufacturing organizations that has been forward-thinking in terms of environmental concerns. That we have already prevented more than 1.4 million pounds of electronic waste from ending up in landfills in Hawaii through our partnership with MRM is a further example of just what can be accomplished when great organizations pool their resources for the common good. We are proud to be able, alongside MRM, to help the Hawaii’s residents become more environmentally responsible by offering them convenient opportunities to safely dispose of their old electronic devices.”

For more information on general recycling needs, visit www.electronicrecyclers.com, http://1800recycling.com or www.urbanmining.org.

About MRM

With more than 1500 recycling sites throughout the United States, MRM’s mission is to bring manufacturers together into long-term relationships that help provide convenient, environmentally responsible recycling opportunities to consumers nationwide. Learn more at www.mrmrecycling.com.

About ERI

Now the largest privately held recycler of electronic waste in the US, and the world’s first dual-certified electronic waste recycler, Fresno-headquartered Electronic Recyclers International is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers and other types of electronic equipment. ERI serves public sector clients via GSA contract GS-10F-0051Y and processes more than 160 million pounds of electronic waste annually. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.

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