John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers, Inc. (ERI), discussed electronics recycling and “e-waste” at the Canaccord Adams “Ready, Set, Recycle” Investor Conference today at the Peninsula Chicago.

Addressing an audience of investors and financial analysts looking for specific insights into the biggest trends of emerging recycling-related industries, Shegerian stressed the mounting environmental problems caused by the glut of our nation’s e-waste and explained the long-range national and international potential of electronic recycling as a concept and as an industry.

The “Ready, Set, Recycle” Investor Conference is a new investors meeting designed by Canaccord Adams to offer investors an opportunity to learn about electronic recycling, green building, bioenergy and metal recycling from the leading companies in the dynamic and emerging recycling sector. Shegerian and ERI presented as part of the “E-cycling: Capitalizing on the Discards of the Digital Age” panel discussion.

“It’s a great honor to have been asked to present at Canaccord Adams’ insightful “Ready, Set, Recycle” conference and to discuss the urgency of electronic waste before such an influential financial community audience,” said Shegerian. “Electronic waste is a growing problem that affects the environment and human health across the globe. Properly disposing of electronic waste and the hazards it presents represents a great challenge for all of us. The State of California passed landmark legislation, creating a regional infrastructure to manage this problem – and the entire country is moving in the direction of following suit. With a dozen states legislating a variation of the California model within the next five years and growing global concern about e-waste, the sky is the limit for this burgeoning industry.”

The leader of its industry, Electronic Recyclers is the number one electronic recycling company that de-manufactures and recycles electronic items ranging from computer monitors to televisions to cell phones to computers themselves. With the recent addition of its Massachusetts facility, ERI is now capable of processing in excess of 100 million pounds of electronic waste per year.

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