Electronics Recycling

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August 18, 2009

U.S. Senators Introduce Electronics Recycling Bill

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have introduced bipartisan legislation to promote the research and development of programs to improve the collection and recycling of electronic equipment and to reduce the use of hazardous materials in electronics.

The Electronic Device Recycling Research and Development Act would provide research grants to find ways to deal with the growing amount of electronic scrap. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also sponsored the bill.

The Electronic Device Recycling Research and Development Act, or S. 1397, would make competitively awarded grants available to universities, government labs and private industry for research, development and demonstration projects for electronic device recycling, re-use and refurbishment and to aid in the development of more environmentally friendly electronic materials.

The House passed its version of the bill, H.R. 1580, in April. The house measure had the support of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C.

Electronic Recyclers Inc.’s Massachusetts Location Receives ISO Certification

Electronic Recyclers Inc. (ERI) has received an official letter of registration and certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) confirming that ERI has successfully completed its ISO Certification Audit at its Gardner, Mass., location and is now officially ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered.

The ISO 14001 certification addresses environmental management. Receiving approval in this area indicates that ERI has successfully met or exceeded international standards in the areas of minimizing harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities and has achieved evidence of continual improvement of its environmental performance.

The ISO 9001 certification addresses quality management and certifies that ERI has fulfilled global standards for customers’ quality requirements as well as regulatory requirements.

ERI is based in Fresno, Calif.