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ISRI to Sponsor State Electronics Challenge

Waste & Recycling News

Resource Recycling, August 2010

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is the first official sponsor of the State Electronics Challenge, a voluntary program that encourages state, regional and local governments, and other public entities, to purchase greener electronic products and responsibly recycle end-of-life electronics.

ISRI is the first non-governmental entity to support the State Electronics Challenge, which is administered by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC).

"We at ISRI are extremely excited to be working with the State Electronics Challenge to promote the responsible recycling of obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way," said Robin Wiener, ISRI president, in a press release announcing the partnership. "ISRI, as the largest organization of responsible electronic recyclers in the world, is a logical partner to work with the vast numbers of regional, state, and local governments to address the growing volumes of discarded electronics."

"We are ecstatic that ISRI has come on board as the first SEC Sponsor," said Lynn Rubinstein, NERC executive director. "ISRI's commitment to sound end-of-life management fits in exactly with the goals of the challenge."