ERI Featured in BBC World Business Report Story on Overcoming the Challenges of Electronic Waste

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ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is spotlighted in a feature story produced by BBC News Radio’s World Business Report about the surging glut of electronic waste and the need for responsible recycling practices.

The in-depth feature story explores the rapid production of innovative new technologies and the importance of responsibly recycling unwanted electronics or e-waste, the world’s fastest growing waste stream. ERI Co-Founder and Executive Chairman John Shegerian was interviewed for the story and shares insights on how ERI has become the leading brand in the electronics recycling industry and works alongside many manufacturers to help them achieve their sustainability and circular economy goals.

“With innovations such as the impending conversion from 4G to 5G,” said Shegerian, “the accumulation of electronic waste is poised to continue to grow at exponential rates. It is critically important at this unique juncture in environmental history that all the stakeholders participate in the process of recycling their devices responsibly. At ERI, for example, all of the commodities that come out of electronic devices go to beneficial reuse and nothing ends up in landfills. All commodities are re-entered into the circular economy as new products, which is a win-win for everyone.”

“It was truly an honor to be interviewed for this timely and important story and to share what we know,” added Shegerian. “We’re very proud to work directly with over 70 of the world’s leading electronics manufacturers (OEMs) and retailers as they take the necessary steps needed to responsibly recycle electronics and relevantly participate in the circular economy,” added Shegerian. “Through a dedication to innovation and collaboration, we have developed effective solutions to the challenges e-waste presents. ”

The entire story can be heard here: