October 12, 2007

Industry faces e-scrap tidal wave with HDTV requirements in 2009

The world is awash in electronic waste and faces an even greater tidal wave of such obsolete equipment when the federal government’s new rules mandating high-definition television (HDTV) broadcasting are implemented in 2009, an electronics recycling executive said.“With all the new technology that keeps making our existing devices obsolete, we are in the midst of […]

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October 11, 2007

E-Waste: The Final Frontier

So you’ve just returned from an electronic waste recycling event after unloading your old computers, cell phones and televisions. But what happens next to ensure that as little of these products gets placed in a landfill as possible?Many of us have probably seen a cube of aluminum cans ready to be reformed into new aluminum […]

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October 10, 2007

Electronic Recyclers CEO Addresses Earth Matters at New York University

John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers, Inc. (ERI), discussed the global boom of “e-waste” and the importance of recycling unwanted electronics at New York University (NYU) last night before the assembled members and guests of NYU’s Earth Matters – the University’s leading environmental outreach club.Addressing the room of environmentally concerned University students, […]

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October 9, 2007

E-Waste: What’s in this Stuff?

Just the phrase “e-waste” makes it sound like your favorite electronics can do a lot of damage if disposed of improperly. But just what exactly is so toxic about these devices that they account for 70 percent of the overall toxic waste that you currently find in landfills?In addition to valuable metals like aluminum, electronics […]

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October 6, 2007

Fresno Will Now Recycle Household Appliances

Fresno’s effort to recycle electronic materials has expanded to include household appliances.Along with TV’s, computer monitors, and cell phones, people can now drop off their old refrigerators, air conditioners, and microwaves.Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers International runs the program with Fresno State, taking in other people’s junk a few times every year.The company takes most of the […]

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October 3, 2007

Electronic Recyclers, Inc. Unveils Fleet of Electric Forklifts, Green Vehicles

Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, Inc. (ERI), the largest recycler of electronics in the state of California, celebrated its complete conversion to electric forklifts on its shop floor and hybrid vehicles for its sales force. The environmentally friendly vehicles were displayed and demonstrated to a collection of business leaders and clean air advocates from around the state […]

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October 3, 2007

Fresno Company Receives Fleet of Electric Forklifts

Fresno’s own Electronic Recyclers, Inc. just got a bit more environmentally-friendly.A fleet of 13 electric forklifts is now in operation at ER’s Fresno plant, replacing the previous propane forklifts.John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers, got the idea for the switch in forklifts from his son, who works in the plant during summers. He […]

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September 26, 2007

Fresno State e-waste program changes name

California State University, Fresno’s e-waste collection effort has a new name – Community Universal Waste Collection Program – and is expanding to accept large household appliances and other products, in addition to electronic waste, the university says.Most items are accepted without cost. These include TVs, computer monitors and components, stereos, office equipment, cell phone, and […]

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September 18, 2007

Electronic Recyclers CEO Addresses ThinkEquity Partners 2007 Growth Conference

John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers, Inc. (ERI), discussed electronics recycling and “e-waste” at the ThinkEquity Partners LLC 2007 Growth Conference (G5) at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco today.Addressing an audience of investors and financial analysts looking for specific insights into the biggest trends of emerging growth industries, Shegerian stressed […]

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September 16, 2007

Doin’ (full) time

The tattoo on Jason Carter’s throat reads: “sober.”It’s a badge of honor for the recovering drug addict and former prison inmate.Unfortunately, most employers don’t see it that way.“They would take one look at me, and they didn’t want to hire me. They didn’t want me dealing with the public,” said Carter, who spent nearly a […]

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