Liquidity Services' Marketplace Government Liquidation Recognized As Top
E-Waste Recycler By Sims Recycling Solutions
Over Six Million Pounds of E-waste Recycled in 2012, Contributing to
Government Zero-Waste Initiatives
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:
LQDT) is pleased to announce that its Government Liquidation marketplace has
been recognized as a top e-waste recycler by Sims Recycling Solutions, the
global leader in electronics reuse and recycling. In 2012 Liquidity Services
recycled over six million pounds of electronic waste on behalf of the
Department of Defense, the equivalent of 750,000 gallons of gasoline
conserved, 174,000 trees planted, or 1,500 cars removed from the road.
Liquidity Services joins 13 other companies, recognized by Sims, in recycling
a combined total of more than 100 million pounds of e-waste in the United
States in 2012.
"We are a proud contributor to a zero-waste government mission to ensure all
materials deemed scrap by the Defense Department are sold, repurposed, or
recycled, while adhering to environmental, safety, and security compliance.
The six million pounds of e-waste recycled in the past year adds to the over
two billion pounds of scrap materials recycled in the past decade through our
Government Liquidation marketplace," said Tom Burton, President of Liquidity
Services' Capital Assets Group. "This recognition from Sims is a direct
reflection of the hard work of our staff and our collective commitment to
ensure the proper methods for recycling and waste disposal are in place. We
are honored to be counted as part of this select group dedicated to the
elimination of waste streams."
Liquidity Services was presented with an award and a certificate of
sustainability showcasing its role in positively impacting the U.S. economy
and environment through its commitment to electronics recycling.
"In most cases, the actions of these large corporations pave the way for the
rest," stated Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas.
"These organizations realize that they have a responsibility to not only
properly dispose of their electronics because of their own environmental, data
security, reputational and compliance obligations, but also to set the
standard for others to do the same as well. Sims is pleased to congratulate
these companies for their commitment to e-waste recycling and we are proud to
be working with them."
Liquidity Services is a trusted partner to the world's top retailers,
businesses, and government agencies for zero-waste initiatives and
sustainability planning through innovative management and disposition of
surplus assets and inventory.
About Liquidity Services, Inc.
Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) provides leading corporations, public
sector agencies, and buying customers the world's most transparent,
innovative, and effective online marketplaces and integrated services for
surplus assets. On behalf of its clients, Liquidity Services has completed the
sale of over $3.5 billion of surplus, returned, and end-of-life assets in over
500 product categories, including consumer goods, capital assets, and
industrial equipment. The company is based in Washington, D.C. and has
approximately 1,300 employees. Additional information can be found at:
About Sims Recycling Solutions
Sims Recycling Solutions (us.simsrecycling.com) is the global leader in
electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector
comprehensive recycling services out of our 53 owned and operated sites across
Sims Recycling Solutions – owned by Sims Metal Management, a publicly traded
company – has the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to
guarantee our customers that their data is secure, their electronic equipment
is processed in an environmentally responsible manner, their reputation is
protected and their compliance risks are eliminated.
In North America, Sims Recycling Solutions operates 16 sites in Arizona,
British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey,
Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee and Texas.
SOURCE Liquidity Services, Inc.
Contact: Melissa Gieringer, Public Relations Manager,
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