John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers, Inc. (ERI), discussed electronics recycling and “e-waste” at the Canaccord Adams 27th Annual Global Growth Conference today at the InterContinental Boston.

Addressing an audience of investors and financial analysts looking for specific insights into the biggest trends of emerging growth 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 viable business and emerging global industry.

The Global Growth Conference is a three day event showcasing leading executives from the world’s most innovative growth companies as they share their expertise and success stories. Shegerian and ERI were invited as part of the Conference’s “Connect With the Future” sessions geared to highlight next generation companies that represent the next wave of opportunities in the growth sectors.

“It’s a great honor to have been asked to present at Canaccord Adams’ forward-looking Global Growth Conference and to discuss the promise of electronic recycling before such an influential financial community audience,” said Shegerian. “The planet’s increasing glut of electronic waste is a problem that’s time for resolution has come. Properly disposing of electronic waste and the hazards it presents has become the touchstone for a major new industry with local, national and global implications. When the State of California passed landmark legislation a couple years ago, they created a regional infrastructure to manage this problem. Many other states – and many other nations – are moving in the direction of following suit. With the 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 demanufactures 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.