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Best Buy Bids Farewell to Free TV & Computer Recycling – Further Sign of Trouble for US E-Scrap Recovery

Article By: PSI Blog Best Buy’s recent announcement that it will start charging $25 to recycle each TV and computer monitor indicates that the already stressed U.S. electronics collection infrastructure has gotten worse. We can hardly blame Best Buy or any other collector that stepped up to make recycling easier for consumers. Back in 2004, when not a single retailer was collecting electronics equipment, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) teamed with Staples and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to start

Survey: E-scrap industry holds dim view of current business climate

Article by: E-Scrap News Researchers recently asked over 200 electronics scrap reclaimers how they feel about the state of the electronics recovery business. The response: These are dark days. Welcome to E-Scrap 2015 “We heard from about 75 percent of our respondents that they feel the industry is either staying the same or declining. That’s a pretty significant change over the last few years,” said Anne Peters, president of Gracestone, Inc. “Our respondents reported that the industry is under pressure

E-waste worst offenders include U.S., China, says UN report

Article and Photos provided By: CBC News The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a UN study said on Sunday. Overall, 41.8 million tonnes of “e-waste” — defined as any device with an electric cord or battery — were dumped around the globe in 2014 and only an estimated 6.5 million tonnes were taken for recycling,

Importance of Ecycling: CEA Study says More People are Recycling Electronics

A new study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows electronics recycling receives continued support among consumers. According to the Recycling and Reuse Study, 2014 Edition, more than four-fifths of U.S. adults (82 percent) say recycling their old electronics is important or very important to them, and one-third of consumers surveyed (30 percent) recycled electronics products in the last year, a four percent increase from 2012. “We’re pleased to see continued consumer support for electronics recycling, especially as the power of

Learn 2 Live Green

United Electronic Recycling will again have a booth at the Learn 2 Live Green event this year to discuss E-Waste Recycling, Data Security and Information Technology Asset Management.  Please drop by and visit with us, we hope to see you there! link: http://www.learn2livegreen.com/ Event Details: Date: 4/12/14 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Location: The Shops at Legacy Address: 7205 Bishop Rd, Plano, TX  75024   NOTE: Disposal Fees:  $5.00 for CRT Monitors, $10.00 for TVs, $20.00 for console or Front/Rear Projection TVs. “As one of North Texas’s premiere events, L2LG brings the best of everyday

United Electronic Recycling LLC (UER) Partners with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC) on Facebook

Jerry Walker of UER presenting a $600 check to Kate Goble of CACCC.   This partnership was an opportunity to not only highlight the great work being done at CACCC and how they are changing the lives of so many children, but to also bring a greater awareness of the needs of CACCC.  This was also an opportunity to market United Electronic Recycling on social media by increasing the number of “Likes” for our Facebook page.  Due to the holidays

UER Management Reorganization

United Electronic Recycling, LLC (UER) has recently gone through an internal reorganization. Joey Foster is now the President and Chief Operating Officer while Jason Keller is now Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve Foster and John Hayes (both Managing Partners) have stepped out of the day-to-day operations and are now filling the roles of Management and Sales Consultants respectively. Jerry Walker continues to fill the role of Account Manager and Office Manager for UER. This reorganization of executive personnel constitutes