The GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference being held in Los Angeles this week featured a panel discussion this morning on the urgency and promise of responsibly recycling electronics. John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers, Inc., California’s largest recycler of electronic waste, organized and moderated the packed panel discussion, titled “The Glut of Our Global e-waste and the Opportunity for Recycling.”
The panel took place this morning, December 11th, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza before a full house of the world’s thought leaders and decision makers in the worlds of energy, environment and public policy. Speakers included Shegerian; Jeff Hunts, Manager of the Electronic Waste Recycling Program at the California Integrated Waste Management Board; Brenda Mathison, Director of Environmental Affairs with Best Buy; and Anne Reichmanm, Director of Earth 911.
The GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference brings together decision makers from the spectrum of renewable technology and energy marketplaces to help companies and public institutions connect the green dots and choose and assemble less carbon emitting energy portfolios. Discussions and ideas presented at the conference will also shape the agenda for the first annual GreenXchange Xpo(TM), scheduled to take place October 1-3, 2008 in Los Angeles.
“The roster of speakers and participants from green business, finance, regulatory agencies and environmental organizations that the GreenXchange conference has attracted from Europe, Asia and North America to Los Angeles, as exemplified by Electronic Recyclers’ CEO John Shegerian, is unprecedented,” said David Abel, Chairman and Managing Director of event organizers VerdeXchange. “It speaks to how truly important, innovative and groundbreaking the clean and green technology marketplace is today, and to how necessary a global marketplace is for the acceleration and integration of climate change solutions.”
“It has been a an honor and privilege to be a part of this extraordinary conference,” said Shegerian, “where many of the world’s foremost innovators and leaders gather to discuss potential solutions to some of our planet’s biggest challenges, while engaging in proactive discussions moving us all toward realistic solutions. Electronic waste is no longer a mere curbside problem in your local neighborhood. It’s a challenge with dramatic global environmental and human rights implications.”
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. ERI is capable of processing in excess of 100 million pounds of electronic waste per year.