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Electronic Recyclers International Site Shares Facts About the E-Waste Crisis

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, is sharing a detailed collection of facts and current statistical information about the urgency of the global e-waste crisis in a new original article.

In its blog, ERI posted the article titled “Seven Important Facts About the Current Global E-Waste Crisis,” which underscores the growing problems surrounding the enormous amount of discarded electronics currently clogging the waste stream. Covered in the piece are issues pertaining to toxicity, health impacts, global landfill capacities, and the projections for the amount of electronic waste material to continue its steady growth moving forward.

“The planet’s increasing glut of electronic waste is a problem that’s time for resolution is now,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI). “The proper and appropriate disposal of electronic waste and the hazards it presents is no longer simply about ‘doing the right thing,’ It has become an urgent matter with implications on every level – from regional to national to global.”

The article, which also discusses other potential solutions, such as urban mining and prevention protocols from the manufacturing side, is available at ERI’s blog, alongside other breaking news items and information pertaining to the hot button issue of electronic recycling.

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

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