ERI Featured in Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership’s Special Report on Recycling Electronics

Recyclers International
(ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of
electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware
destruction company, has contributed extensive data and insights for a
new Special Report on e-waste recycling developed by the University of
Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’s Initiative for Global
Environmental Leadership (IGEL).

The Knowledge@Wharton report is available here:

The report is part of an effort to explore sustainability and business
best practices with an eye towards the next generation of sustainability
solutions for both electronic recycling and the broader community.

Comprised of four in-depth articles covering different aspects of the
electronic recycling spectrum, the content features interviews with
ERI’s Chairman, CEO and co-founder John Shegerian, and other industry
experts and insiders such as Scott Cassel of the Product Stewardship
Initiative and Allen Hershkowitz of the Green Sports Alliance, among

ERI’s assistance and knowledge-sharing for the special report is part of
a broader partnership established last year whereby Wharton and IGEL
faculty and researchers participate in an open knowledge exchange with
ERI regarding sustainability, industry and community leadership.

IGEL promotes knowledge for business sustainability through world-class
research and an open dialogue between academic, corporate, government
and non-government organizations.

“Open communication with leaders of industry such as John and ERI are
essential to our research, teaching and thought leadership efforts,”
said Joanne Spigonardo, Senior Associate Director of Business
Development of Wharton’s IGEL. “We’re excited to present the Special
report, which is a direct result of this collaboration. We believe the
content of the report can help to stimulate practical real world results
and cutting edge solutions for problems ranging from curbing the glut of
e-waste entering our waste stream to digital security to electronic
recycling best practices in general.”

“It is an honor and a privilege to have been able to share our insights
with the tremendous business and research minds of Wharton and IGEL,”
said Shegerian. “Based on our shared commitment to sustainability and
the preservation of natural resources, we formed an instant connection.
We’re excited to see how this report will help to fuel positive change.”

Shegerian also serves on the IGEL Advisory Board.

For more information on general recycling and electronic data
destruction needs, visit,,

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler
of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused
hardware destruction company, is certified to de-manufacture and recycle
every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly
manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste
annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United
States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call
1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit


Electronic Recyclers International
Paul Williams, 310-569-0023