David Hirschler, Senior Director of Sustainability & Legislative Compliance for ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, presented insights on the electronics recycling sector as part of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) Sustainable Materials Management Workgroup meeting earlier this week.
As part of the workgroup meeting, Hirschler shared updates on extended producer responsibility and the impacts COVID-19 has had on the electronic recycling space.
Other presenters included spokespeople from Product Stewardship Institute, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. EPA.
ECOS is the national nonprofit, nonpartisan association of state and territorial environmental agency leaders. Through its Sustainable Materials Management Workgroup and associated webinars, and its Project Inventory, ECOS showcases successful policies, projects, and incentive programs that states might consider adopting. ECOS works to improve the capability of state environmental agencies and their leaders to protect and improve human health and the environment of the US.
“It was an honor to share our perspectives on the state of electronic recycling with the Sustainable Materials Management Workgroup at ECOS this week,” said Hirschler. “The events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic certainly brought challenges, but we believe that the silver lining in all this has been that new opportunities for innovation and operational enhancements have emerged on a national level that all states can benefit from, in terms of responsibly recycling e-waste.”
ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect people, the planet and privacy. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit https://eridirect.com.