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Big Kudos to PA for Launching the Electronics Recycling Association

October 16, 2014

Rapidly Advancing Technology

As soon as you buy a new phone, laptop, or tablet, it seems like something better and faster hits the market. This constant turnover of technology is generating a tremendous amount of e-waste. Every upgrade means that old, unwanted electronics are relegated to the waste bin. The problem only gets worse when you consider all of the electronic components that were made to be disposable. Spent printer cartridges, for example, are often tossed out without a thought for recycling or reuse.

ERAP

Fortunately, there are some forward-thinking folks out there who are dedicated to making a difference. The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center recognized the need for a fine-tuned state-wide approach in the handling of electronic waste, and has since launched the Electronic Recycling Association of Pennsylvania (ERAP).

This association is run by a steering committee assigned by the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, and is comprised of some major leaders in e-recycling efforts. The steering committee includes eLoop, eForce, Covanta, Kuusakoski USA, and the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center.

This is exciting news for both the recycling industry and for all Pennsylvanians, as this association will focus on promoting responsible and effective methods of e-waste disposal. This newly launched association should provide the unified direction and focus needed to meet the needs of the state.John Moffitt, chair of the ERAP and Covanta General Manager, E-Waste noted:

 

“The concerns of the Pennsylvania electronics recycling industry and consumer demand for recycling electronics are at an all-time high.”

How It Works

PA-1The Electronics Recycling Association of PA will work on two fronts. On one front, they will work to accommodate and promote the needs of the local recycling industry. On the other, they will strive to foster responsible e-waste management on an individual level throughout Pennsylvania.

The committee has since proposed some guiding principles for e-recyclers across the state. Through these guidelines, the ERAP hopes to support sharing of best practices within the industry, to advocate for stronger public policy regarding e-recycling, and to communicate the benefits of recycling e-waste to Pennsylvanians state-wide.

So here is a big thumbs-up to the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center for launching the ERAP. It is organizations like this one that are leading the way to responsible recycling of e-waste.


 

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