Metech Recycling Sponsors The State Electronics Challenge
Metech Recycling, a certified e-Stewards recycler®, has become a Sponsor of the State Electronics Challenge (SEC).
Worcester, MA. October 20, 2011. Metech Recycling, a certified e-Stewards recycler®, has become a Sponsor of the State Electronics Challenge (SEC). The Challenge is a voluntary program that encourages tribal, state, regional, and local governments to reduce the environmental impact of electronic equipment throughout its lifecycle, including recycling with a certified recycler. Certified recyclers are regularly audited by third-party certification entities to validate electronics are recycled to the highest environmental standards.
“We are delighted to have Metech’s support and participation in the State Electronics Challenge,” Challenge Program Manager, Lynn Rubinstein, said. “Metech Recycling has demonstrated its commitment to responsible recycling by achieving certified e-Stewards recycler® status. Its support of the Challenge is yet another way in which Metech Recycling has distinguished itself as one of the leading electronics recyclers in the U.S.”
The State Electronics Challenge recognizes that collectively, state and local government purchase more than $35 billion* worth of technology equipment annually, and there is an opportunity to provide leadership in the environmentally sound and cost-effective management of electronic assets. The Challenge provides free support and recognition to tribal, state, local, and regional government agencies to become leaders and face the new challenges posed by this waste stream. Currently there are government entities in 28 states, representing more than 100,000 employees, participating in the Challenge.
“The State Electronics Challenge is a great resource to help government entities understand the environmental and economic benefits of using certified electronics recyclers,” stated Chris Ryan, President of Metech Recycling. “We believe supporting the Challenge is another way we can protect environmental resources and promote responsible electronics recycling.”
Metech Recycling (www.metechrecycling.com) is a national leading electronics waste recycler that provides complete materials processing and certified documentation of data device destruction. The company operates recycling facilities in California, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. Metech Recycling is ISO 9001:2008 certified and ISO 14001:2004 certified and is a certified e-Stewards® recycler.
About the State Electronics Challenge
The State Electronics Challenge is a program of the Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC). NERC’s mission is to advance an environmentally sustainable economy by promoting source and toxicity reduction, recycling, and the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services. The Challenge is supported by the EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and private sector sponsors. Participation in the Challenge is open to tribal, state, regional, and local government agencies nationally. Additional information on the State Electronics Challenge is available at www.stateelectronicschallenge.net. Information about NERC is available at www.nerc.org.
*National Association of Purchasing Officials: Buying Smart: State Procurement Saves Millions
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