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ERI Shares the State of E-Waste Disposal at Harvard University IT Summit

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David Hirschler, Director of OEM, Sustainability and Legislative Affairs
for ERI,
the nation's leading recycler of electronic waste and the world's
largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, shared
insights about the state of electronic recycling as part of a panel
discussion at the 8th annual Harvard University IT Summit at
Harvard last week.

Hirschler joined a group of other noted electronic waste experts for the
panel titled "What Happens to Electronic Waste at Harvard
and Beyond?" The moderated panel of Harvard's preferred vendors and
other innovators in the electronic waste industry discussed what happens
once discarded electronics leave Harvard's campus – or any business or
home in general. Topics discussed included e-waste repair vs. recycling;
where disposed e-waste gets shipped to; potential health impacts on
workers and communities further down the process; and what new
innovations exist in the industry. The panel was moderated by Dr.
Diana Ceballos, a research scientist and professor at Harvard, and
David Havelick, Harvard's Sustainability Manager.

"It was an honor to have been invited to participate in this important
discussion about the current state of electronic waste recycling," said
Hirschler. "The world of electronic recycling continues to evolve and
shift and it is vitally important that we stay ahead of the needs if we
are to effectively manage the continuously mounting surge of unwanted
electronics. It's an environmental issue as well as a digital privacy
issue, so it's gratifying that one of the world's leading lights in
education is addressing it in such a proactive and forward-thinking way
at the summit."

ERI, the nation's leading recycler of electronic waste and the world's
largest ITAD and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is certified
to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an
environmentally responsible 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 https://eridirect.com.

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