ERI prides itself as an industry leader in state-of-the-art technological advancements. ERI has become the undisputed e-waste industry leader for its tireless dedication to advancing technologies across each of its facilities across the nation. Below are just a few examples of ERI’s technological developments.
ERI tracks all e-waste entering its facilities through an industry-first barcode tracking system capable of locating e-waste at all stages, from receiving reports, to reconciliation reports, to downstream vendors. This assures that all e-waste received by ERI is 100% recycled and traceable. This “point-to-point” tracking method ensures that e-waste does not end up in the hands of other companies or local landfills and also ensures that is not illegally exported to other nations.
Certificates of Destruction are issued on all e-waste recycled by ERI. These certificates release clients from any liability after sending their e-waste to ERI for recycling, thus creating a level of comfort for clients knowing that their e-waste is being disposed of lawfully and ethically. Video verification of e-waste destruction is yet another service that ERI offers its clients, providing additional assurance that their confidential or proprietary information will be 100% destroyed.
North America’s highest-capacity shredder
ERI operates the largest, most efficient and highest-capacity shredder in North America. It is made up of 40 different components that combine for 900 horsepower and weigh more than 120,000 pounds. The main shredder has a 7-foot-wide by 6-foot-long throat, which is large enough for batch-fed consumer and commercial electronics scrap. Two state-of-the-art slow-speed shredder components are capable of handling more than 15,000 pounds of electronic waste per hour.
State-of-the-art facilities nationwide
ERI’s high-tech facilities include ceiling-mounted video cameras so customers can actually watch their e-waste being shredded from their computer at home or in the office. This innovation removes all liability from clients, assuring that confidential information will never end up in anyone else’s hands.
ERI’s proprietary glass-cleaning technology is a coveted problem solver, as the vast majority of the competing e-waste recyclers must outsource the recycling of glass. This spares ERI’s clients the need to ship glass to a specialty glass recycler.
ERI has installed T-5 light fixtures — the most energy efficient lighting available today — throughout its operations. By doing this, the company has been able to actually increase the concentration of light while simultaneously reducing the power used. Plus, the T-5 lighting system is on a timer, so all the lights in the plant and in the office are only on when needed. To improve efficiency even further, the lights are run through a photocell system so that when the sun is shining brightly through the skylights, half the lights turn off, saving even more power without compromising lighting output.