ERI to Team with Consumer Technology Association and Samsung for Free E-Waste Recycling Event after this Year’s CES

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Joining forces with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly
the Consumer Electronics Association, Samsung and Electronic
Recyclers International (ERI)
, the nation’s leading recycler of
electronic waste, will host a free e-waste collection event on January
10. The event will help provide residents of the City of Las Vegas and
surrounding areas with a convenient way to responsibly recycle unwanted
consumer electronics.

This opportunity will allow people in the Las Vegas area to dispose of
their unwanted electronics in an environmentally responsible way – and
free of charge – on Sunday, January 10th from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. in the Gold Parking Lot (316 Convention Center Drive) of the Las
Vegas Convention Center, site of Tech East at CES®.

This special electronics recycling event is sponsored by Samsung and
hosted by CTA – the owner and producer of CES, the world’s gathering
place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It is
free to the public.

Accepted items include computer equipment, televisions and mobile
devices. For this special manufacturing take-back program, ERI will
responsibly and securely recycle all e-waste collected.

“It is a huge honor to have been chosen to be the official electronics
recycler at this first-of-its-kind event at CES – truly, the Super Bowl
of the electronics industry,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of
ERI. “The work we will be doing this weekend to prevent unwanted
electronics from ending up in landfills, and partnering with
forward-thinking, environmentally concerned organizations like our good
friends at Samsung and CTA exemplifies what can be accomplished when
great organizations pool their resources for the common good.”

“CTA supports sustainability programs at CES and in Las Vegas that
mirror the consumer technology industry’s commitment to reducing its
environmental footprint,” said Walter Alcorn, vice president,
environmental affairs and industry sustainability, Consumer Technology
Association. “We want to make recycling your old devices as easy as
purchasing new ones. And this e-waste recycling event with ERI is a
chance for the people of Las Vegas to unload their old electronics in a
safe and responsible manner.”

“Samsung’s Recycling Direct program provides free, responsible and
convenient electronics recycling for consumers. Since its launch in
2008, Samsung Recycling Direct has responsibly recycled 464 million
pounds of e-waste in the United States,” explained Mark Newton, director
of environmental and regulatory affairs for Samsung Electronics America.
“Consumer electronics are the fastest declining portion of the U.S.
solid waste stream, and e-waste recycling is at an all-time high
according to the EPA.* Samsung is proud that its Recycling Direct
Program is part of the collective efforts that have proven successful in
reducing the country’s consumer electronics environmental footprint.”

*Results are from the 2014 statistics as reported by the EPA report on
Advancing Materials Management Facts and Figures

For more information on general recycling needs, visit,,

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler
of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused
hardware destruction company, is e-Stewards and R2 certified to
de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an
environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million
pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations, serving every
zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste
recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit


Paul Williams, 310-569-0023