As the largest purchaser of information technology in the world, the U.S. Federal government cannot afford to irresponsibly dispose of its electronic waste. Costly data breaches and violations of environmental laws expose government agencies to global security risks and fines.
With more than 10 years of experience partnering with government agencies, ERI is committed to serving the Federal sector at the highest levels. Contracted with the General Services Administration (GSA), ERI provides the maximum level of service to Federal agencies to ensure compliance with GSA Bulletin FMR B-34 – Disposal of Federal Electronics when recycling government-issued electronic devices.
Any electronic device that arrives at an ERI facility is assigned a serial number, enabling it to be tracked from entry to final disposition by our proprietary tracking technology, MyTrackTech. With MyTrackTech, agencies can access information regarding electronic devices at any point in the destruction and recycling process, ensuring complete transparency and verifying all regulatory requirements have been met.
Following registration, ERI wipes devices of any data in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD 5520) and National Institute of Standards and Technology, Guidelines for Media Sanitization (NIST 800-88) protocol to guarantee data is destroyed. If a device is determined obsolete or if requested by an agency, it is then finely shredded by our state-of-the art shredders, broken down into commodity parts and sent to our downstream partners to be recycled or repurposed.
ERI maintains strict zero-landfill, zero-export policies for both itself and its partners, guaranteeing that no devices end up in a landfill anywhere in the world and reducing the environmental liability of your agency. Certified by both e-Stewards and R-2, ERI is committed to protecting the safety of the environment, its workers and local communities.
As the rate of innovation increases and the threat of data breaches multiply, the need to responsibly recycle old electronic devices only grows more imperative. Don’t throw the nation’s security in the trash.
For more information on how ERI can help your agency secure data and comply with regulatory requirements, contact us today at 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or request a quote.
- Contracted with GSA – GSA Contract Number: GS-10F-0051Y
- First electronics recycler in the nation to be dually certified by e-Stewards and R2
- 100 percent guaranteed data destruction
- Transparent and real-time reporting with MyTrackTech
- Ensured compliance with environmental standards and handling guidelines
- 100 percent No Landfill, No Exporting policy
- Up to 80 percent of e-waste is sent to developing countries.
- U.S. consumer cyber-attacks in 2014 averaged $5.85 million per breach.
- The average cost per record compromised was $201 per record
- Just 1 gigabyte of data can equal up to 675,000 pages of information.
- Most computer hard drives are 500GB, meaning they can contain up to 337.5 million pages of information!
- The two most common causes of data breaches are viruses/malware & misappropriated e-waste.
- Average profit per stolen medical record is $20,000, compared to $2,000 for standard ID theft
- The cost of data breaches is rising – up 15 percent globally in 2014.