Samsung Invites Greater Waltham Area Residents and Businesses to Recycle
Electronic Waste for Free
Global electronics leader teams up with Waltham and ERI to help the
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- December 06, 2012
Samsung will host an E-Waste Collection Event on Saturday, December 8th, from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Field Complex, 381 Forest St.,
The event provides Waltham area residents and businesses an opportunity to
responsibly unload their old computers, TVs, computers, stereo equipment,
printers, and virtually any other unusable or unwanted consumer electronics in
a safe and environmentally-responsible way at no cost.Electronic products
contain valuable resources such as metal, plastic, and glass which should be
recycled instead of thrown away.
“It is extremely important to us that we serve as a positive, sustainable
example for the rest of our industry,” said Michael Moss, Director of
Corporate Environmental Affairs for Samsung Electronics America.“It’s
particularly rewarding to be able to provide opportunities such as these free
collection events.Proper recycling of electronics is the responsible thing to
do for our planet. We’re working to help make it easier to do the right
This event is part of Samsung Recycling Direct (SRD), a recycling program that
focuses on protecting people, the environment, and developing countries from
the threats posed by improper disposal and management of e-waste.Samsung
earned the distinction of being the first manufacturer to achieve e-Steward
Certification. This recognition acknowledges the company’s dedication to
protecting human health and the environment by adhering to the highest
standard of environmental responsibility and worker protection in electronic
equipment disposal. Since 2008, Samsung Recycling Direct has recycled more
than 232 million pounds of electronic waste in the United States to date.
The e-waste collected at Saturday’s event will be recycled by Samsung’s
recycling partner Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), a Holliston-based
company that is the largest electronic waste recycler in the country.
“We’re extremely proud to be partnering with Samsung for this special
program,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “Samsung is an
organization that has long been forward-thinking in terms of environmental
concerns. Together, we are helping the people of Massachusetts become more
environmentally responsible and offering them a convenient opportunity to
safely dispose of their old electronic junk at the same time.”
For more information about Samsung’s recycling efforts or to find a recycling
location near you, please visit www.samsung.com/green.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA),
a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad
range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance
products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging
products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader
in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market
leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for information. As a result
of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is
one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was
ranked #9 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands.” For more
information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on
www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
Samsung Electronics America
Theresa Cha, 201-229-4032
Rachel Quinlan, 212-445-8064
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