E-Waste Recycler and Recycling Directory Operator Partner to Help Electronics Manufacturers, Consumers Divert Devices From Landfills
Vista, CA--(Marketwire) - E-World Online, a leading provider of electronics recycling solutions, and Earth911, Inc., operator of the nation's largest recycling directory, have partnered to expand E-World Online's Manufacturer Interstate Take-back System (MITS), the world's only comprehensive e-waste take-back solution for original equipment manufacturers (OEM), while educating consumers on how to properly recycle or dispose of electronic waste. This innovative alliance solves a complex issue for electronics manufacturers nationwide who are held accountable by state regulations to collect specified amounts of e-waste for recycling as well as demonstrate that the e-waste is handled responsibly.
Integration of E-World Online's network of managed drop-off locations and Earth911's database of more than 22,000 e-waste recyclers will provide consumers with the largest online directory of electronics recyclers ever assembled. The directory provides a search feature for consumers to find the closest drop-off location by entering their zip code, as well as information and directions for how to dispose of their device. These additional features fulfill manufacturers' "consumer education program" obligation mandated by state extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulation.
"It's been shown that consumers are less likely to recycle an electronic device if it is not convenient or they don't have easily accessible information to do so," said Robert Erie, CEO of E-World Online. "Ultimately, the education and convenience offered through this directory will achieve the end goal of diverting electronics from landfills while providing our manufacturer clients with the comprehensive services necessary to ensure their compliance with state recycling regulations"
"Manufacturers are able to direct consumers to the recycling locator through a branded call to action," said Earth911 President Corey Lambrecht. "This is a resource consumers will value greatly as they look to find local recycling locations and it takes a major burden off manufacturers, allowing them to focus on growing their core businesses."
For more on E-World Online, visit www.e-worldonline.com. For more on Earth911, visit www.earth911.com.
About E-World Online
E-World Online administers comprehensive e-waste take-back programs across the country for leading consumer electronics manufacturers. The Manufacturer Interstate Take-back System (MITS) network, comprised of either R2- or e-Steward-certified recyclers, collected more than 45 million pounds of e-waste for some of the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers in 2011 and is on track to collect 60 million pounds in 2012. MITS is able to offer services in nearly all 50 states and provides manufacturers with a solution to monitor collection progress in real-time and guides consumers with information about local e-waste recycling options in their communities. E-waste accounts for 2-5% of municipal solid waste streams, and according to the EPA, only 18% of e-waste is recycled. E-World Online is a division of E-World Recyclers of Vista, Calif. For more, see www.e-worldonline.com or call (877) 342-6756.
About Earth911, Inc.
Earth911 gathers, distributes and analyzes localized recycling information to assist manufacturers, organizations and consumers with product end-of-life solutions. Working to increase the recycling and disposal of consumer goods since 1991, Earth911's services enhance and support companies' responsible waste initiatives. The Earth911 Recycling Directory is the largest and most accurate in the nation, boasting more than 1 million recycling and disposal resources for hundreds of materials. Follow @Earth911 and Like Earth911 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/earth911 to learn more.
SOURCE: E-World Online