John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, spoke today at the GreenGov Symposium in the nation’s capital. Shegerian discussed the rapid evolution of the electronic recycling industry and shared insights regarding the role and responsibilities that industry has assumed in terms of data privacy protection and sustainability.
The 2011 GreenGov Symposium, an opportunity for key senior government officials to discuss pressing environmental issues alongside thought leaders on a variety of topics, is co-sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Association of Climate Change Officers.
Shegerian was one of a number of key speakers at the event, which also included presentations by government spokespeople from the U.S. Global Change Research Program, White House Office of Science and Technology; the U.S. General Services Administration; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; the U.S. Department of Defense; the U.S. Department of Energy; and the Federal Centers for Disease Control. An array of industry spokespeople from leading organizations such as Microsoft, IBM, Waste Management, JD Power & Associates, Northrup Grumman, PG&E, and many others.
“It’s clear that the booming electronic recycling industry will continue to have substantial impact in terms of fiscal growth and providing jobs to the fast growing green collar worker base,” said ERI’s CEO John Shegerian. “It’s also important that as recyclers of electronics, we do things the right way – sustainably, responsibly and in a facility that is accredited and certified to meet or exceed industry standards.”