Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, participated yesterday at the Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference (CRWC) at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.

The CRWC is a world-class business conference that focuses on how business executives can advance their organizations’ sustainability issues while controlling expenses and maximizing profits.

In a talk titled, “Electronics Recycling: Protecting Your Data and the Environment,” Katie Reilly, ERI’s Program Manager of E-Waste Legislation and head of the company’s office in the Nation’s capital, addressed businesses from a wide array of industries and spoke specifically about the importance of data protection and environmental conservation as they pertain to the process of electronic recycling.

In her talk, Reilly detailed how to create an electronics recycling program for a company and the steps to take to ensure data protection and the selection of a responsible electronics recycling partner.

“It’s a privilege to have been asked to discuss and share our perspectives on these important topics,” said Reilly. “It’s of course crucial that electronic recycling is done in a way that protects our environment and natural resources, but it is also urgently important that recycling methodologies are in place to prevent the leak of sensitive or proprietary information, be it governmental, corporate or private.”

“We’re honored to have Katie represent us at this forward thinking, sustainability-themed event,” said ERI Chairman and CEO John Shegerian. “I applaud the CRWC and its efforts to bring together leaders from throughout the business community to learn best practices and share information about how we can all work together to enhance our operations’ sustainability. In both the public and private sector, the ‘Green Revolution’ is here to stay – permanently. We are proud to be a part of this vital and game changing movement and to be able to share our own experiences with likeminded businesses looking to do the right thing.”