ERI Joins CTA, VIZIO and Samsung for Senate Briefing on Consumer Tech Materials Management

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic
Recyclers International (ERI)
, the nation’s leading recycler of
electronic waste, joined representatives from the Consumer Technology
Association (CTA)™ — formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®
— VIZIO and Samsung today for a Senate briefing on best practices for
consumer technology materials and management.

The panel discussion, featuring Walter Alcorn, Vice President of
Environmental Affairs for CTA; Mark Newton, Head of Corporate
Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for Samsung; Caitlin Sanchez,
Counsel for VIZIO; and Shegerian, shared insights with the Senate on the
lengths the consumer tech industry has taken to reduce, reuse and

“It’s an honor to have been asked to participate in this important
discussion with our nation’s elected officials,” said Shegerian.
“Caitlin, Mark and Walter represent organizations that have been at the
cutting edge of sustainability as well as corporate responsibility, so
they are all genuine experts on the topic. Source reduction, responsible
recycling and reuse and reusability are themes we covered in this
meeting and are all vitally important for our government to be aware of,
as we move forward with future innovations in and demand for consumer

“This panel is an important opportunity to discuss the latest trends in
materials management in our industry,” said Walter Alcorn, vice
president of environmental affairs, CTA. “According to the Environmental
Protection Agency
, the consumer electronics industry has
transitioned from the fastest-growing portion of the municipal waste
stream to the fastest-declining. And we continue to partner with the
government and other stakeholders to ensure consumers enjoy
unprecedented awareness of and access to recycling resources.”

The panelists also reflected on highlights from CES
in January and how several innovations came to light from a
materials standpoint.

CTA is the owner and producer of the CES, the world’s gathering place
for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology.

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Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler
of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused
hardware destruction company, is e-Stewards and R2 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


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