Partnership will provide jobs to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
The satellite television provider DISH has established a partnership with Reworx, Marietta, Ga., to expand its electronics recycling program.
Reworx is an electronics recycling firm that employs individuals with disabilities and those who face barriers to traditional employment. Through the program, Reworx will recycle DISH’s retired satellite receivers and related electronics in an extension of DISH’s existing sustainability operations. In 2012, the company processed more than 26 million pounds of materials through its recycling program.
“Reworx not only furthers DISH’s sustainability endeavors by keeping nearly all received materials out of landfills but it also yields another critical byproduct: opportunity,” says Jim LaRocque, DISH senior vice president of service. “Reworx provides much-needed second chances by putting individuals to work. Steady employment can be a motivating force that prompts a sense of purpose, feelings of independence and, in many cases, helps staff rebuild their lives.”
Reworx says it was the first Georgia-based electronics recycler to achieve R2 (Responsible Recycling Practices) certification.