ERI to Team with Consumer Technology Association and Samsung for Free E-Waste Recycling Event after this Year’s CES

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Joining forces with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association, Samsung and Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, will host a free e-waste collection event on January 10. The event will help provide residents of the City of Las Vegas and surrounding areas with a convenient way to responsibly recycle unwanted consumer electronics.

This opportunity will allow people in the Las Vegas area to dispose of their unwanted electronics in an environmentally responsible way – and free of charge – on Sunday, January 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gold Parking Lot (316 Convention Center Drive) of the Las Vegas Convention Center, site of Tech East at CES.

This special electronics recycling event is sponsored by Samsung and hosted by CTA – the owner and producer of CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It is free to the public.

Accepted items include computer equipment, televisions and mobile devices. For this special manufacturing take-back program, ERI will responsibly and securely recycle all e-waste collected.

“It is a huge honor to have been chosen to be the official electronics recycler at this first-of-its-kind event at CES – truly, the Super Bowl of the electronics industry,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “The work we will be doing this weekend to prevent unwanted electronics from ending up in landfills, and partnering with forward-thinking, environmentally concerned organizations like our good friends at Samsung and CTA exemplifies what can be accomplished when great organizations pool their resources for the common good.”

“CTA supports sustainability programs at CES and in Las Vegas that mirror the consumer technology industry’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint,” said Walter Alcorn, vice president, environmental affairs and industry sustainability, Consumer Technology Association. “We want to make recycling your old devices as easy as purchasing new ones. And this e-waste recycling event with ERI is a chance for the people of Las Vegas to unload their old electronics in a safe and responsible manner.”

“Samsung’s Recycling Direct program provides free, responsible and convenient electronics recycling for consumers. Since its launch in 2008, Samsung Recycling Direct has responsibly recycled 464 million pounds of e-waste in the United States,” explained Mark Newton, director of environmental and regulatory affairs for Samsung Electronics America. “Consumer electronics are the fastest declining portion of the U.S. solid waste stream, and e-waste recycling is at an all-time high according to the EPA.* Samsung is proud that its Recycling Direct Program is part of the collective efforts that have proven successful in reducing the country’s consumer electronics environmental footprint.”

*Results are from the 2014 statistics as reported by the EPA report on Advancing Materials Management Facts and Figure

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