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EPA and GSA Officials State Metech Recycling Exemplifies National Strategy For Electronics Stewardship

Metech Recycling hosted a tour for EPA and GSA administrators as part of the "National Strategy for Electronic Stewardship", promoting government and industry partnerships to responsibly recycle electronics.


Worcester, MA – October 14, 2011.  Metech Recycling hosted a tour for administrators from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the General Services Administration (GSA), Congressman Jim McGovern, and local officials at its Worcester, Massachusetts facility this week.  The tour was part of the Obama administration’s National Strategy for Electronic Stewardship, an initiative that promotes government and industry partnerships to responsibly recycle electronics while expanding a domestic industry that protects public health and creates jobs.  “We applaud industry leaders like Metech Recycling that demonstrate great economic and environmental potential,” said Curt Spalding, Regional Administrator of EPA’s New England office.  As a certified e-Stewards recycler®, Metech Recycling operates all its nationwide facilities to meet the most stringent environmental standards in the industry.  Congressman Jim McGovern noted “Metech Recycling is creating a model for other companies to follow: environmental stewardship combined with green-collar job creation.”  Metech Recycling currently employs 221 people and expects to add another 80 workers to meet increased production demands as more organizations seek out certified e-Stewards® recyclers to ensure electronics are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. "Responsible E-cycling is good public policy and it’s good business,” said Bob Zarnetske, Regional Administrator of GSA’s New England office.  “More and more government agencies, corporations and residents realize the health and environmental dangers associated with disposing electronics in landfills or incinerators,” stated Chris Ryan, President of Metech Recycling.  “As the federal government promotes using certified electronics recyclers as part of EPA’s National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship, we expect to see the U.S. lead the world in greater protection of environmental resources while creating additional jobs.”  Certified recyclers are regularly audited by accredited, independent third-party certification bodies to validate they manage electronics in a secure, safe, and environmentally responsible manner.   Nearly 95% of materials in electronic devices can be securely recycled and put back into the manufacturing stream, which also reduces mining of rare earth metals.  Metech Recycling ( 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.


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