January 10, 2007

E-recycling events Saturday in Napa, AmCan

On Saturday south county residents can get rid of old computer monitors and television sets free of charge and close to home, and in doing so make a contribution to school programs.Pam Konoval, American Canyon environmental program specialist, said last week she hopes as many as 500 cars will stop by the Community Center on […]

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January 10, 2007

Electronic Recyclers to Manage e-Waste Recycling Program at Stanford University

Electronic Recyclers, California’s largest recycler of electronic waste, announced today that it will manage and recycle all electronic waste materials collected at Stanford University.“We are extremely proud to be serving Stanford’s electronic recycling needs,” said John S. Shegerian, Electronic Recyclers’ President and CEO. “Electronic waste and the hazards it presents to our environment if not […]

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December 19, 2006

E-waste recycling is state’s new push

The California Integrated Waste Management Board has kicked off a new statewide program to educate the public about how to properly dispose of unwanted electronic equipment.E-waste is the term for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.”Businesses are a key component of the e-waste education campaign, says Jon Myers, communications director for the […]

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November 11, 2006

Corporate America is Big on PC Recycling

How does Corporate America get rid of their surplus PCs?Environmentalists and public officials are beginning to see that they need some unified plan and that allowing people to toss PCs and peripherals in with their trash is not a good idea.The “Environmental Protection Agency estimates that people threw away 2.5 millions tons of electronic equipment, […]

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October 27, 2006

Recycling companies see big growth from subsidized program

John Shegerian credits the explosive growth of his Fresno company to a temporary state program that subsidizes companies that recycle TV sets and computer monitors.Next month, final regulations will replace the temporary program, which may have kept more than 100 million pounds of electronics — and the lead, heavy metals and other hazards they contain […]

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September 22, 2006

Recycle e-waste to protect water supply

Rapid technology growth has spawned a whole new sub-industry in California: e-waste recycling. According to the state’s Integrated Waste Management Board, California is more vulnerable to the toxins contained in electronic waste – including mercury and lead – seeping into the groundwater supply than any other state because of the way California preserves water.California already […]

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September 20, 2006

Electronics Recyclers: Keeping E-Waste Out of California

John Shegerian, a serial entrepreneur, founded Electronic Recyclers of Fresno, CA in 2002 when he realized that the explosion of high-tech had a largely untold story as its downside. Industrial waste associated with its manufacture was attaining unmanageable proportions. With the exponential increase in consumer products built around high-technology in the U.S., societies the world […]

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September 12, 2006

Computers, cell phones should be recycled

A device most Americans use once or twice a day has enough lead to poison a year’s worth of drinking water for 957 Escondido households. Another device that entertains many North County residents before bedtime has enough to ruin the water supply of four times that many households. The two devices are the average computer […]

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