04.07.17 / Sustainability

Samsung Attends ERI/DSNY Event to celebrate E-cycleNYC 10 Million Pound Milestone

Earlier this week Samsung participated in a joint event hosted by ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to announce that e-cycleNYC has collected more than 10 million pounds of electronic waste from New York City residents since the program began in 2013. Samsung was a founding partner of the groundbreaking initiative and continues to support annually.

Mark Newton, Samsung’s Head of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, joined the celebratory event, offering remarks about the partnership and Samsung’s commitment to recycling, alongside DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, ERI CEO John Shegerian, Strivers Gardens Board President Mychel Namphy, and Housing Works CEO Andrew Greene.

Mark Newton, Head of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, speaks at ERI/DSNY Event
Mark Newton, Head of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, speaks at ERI/DSNY Event

The e-cycleNYC program gives New Yorkers the opportunity to safely recycle electronic items such as TVs, monitors, tablets, mobile phones, PCs, printers and other consumer electronic goods in designated storage bins at their own convenience, as New York State law forbids residents from placing electronic items in the trash because they often contain harmful components that should not end up in landfills. ERI then collects the material, destroys the hardware ensuring that data is never compromised, and recycles the electronic waste in a variety of environmentally friendly methods.

Beyond E-cycleNYC, Samsung is committed to offering free and convenient recycling through a network of fixed collection sites, regional collection events, retail partnerships, product trade-in offerings and mail back programs. Since the average American household owns 28 electronic devices, programs like these are vital to ensuring environmental responsibility. For more information on Recycling Direct and our programs, you can visit www.Samsung.com/recyclingdirect.

Samsung is proud to be an ongoing partner of ERI and we look forward to celebrating the next ten million pounds, and the ten million pounds after that.

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