eRecyclingCorps receives Verizon's 2014 Green/Sustainability Supplier Award

 eRecyclingCorps receives Verizon's 2014 Green/Sustainability Supplier Award

Verizon recognizes overall green strategic focus and partnership in device
recycling initiative

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, April 25, 2014

IRVING, Texas, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eRecyclingCorps (eRC), a leading
provider of carrier grade mobile device trade-in and reuse solutions, has
received a Verizon Supplier Award for its outstanding efforts and partnership
in support of Verizon's green and sustainability initiatives. In 2013, eRC
helped Verizon deliver more than $200 million in mobile device trade-in value
to its customers and increase the device recycling volume by more than 33

"Recognizing the residual value in today's advanced wireless devices and
extending the lifecycle of these devices has been beneficial for our business,
the environment and most importantly, for our customers," said James J. Gowen,
chief sustainability officer and vice president of supply chain operations for

The Verizon Device Recycling Program allows customers that trade-in their idle
phones, tablets, netbooks and mobile broadband connecting devices. Qualified
devices will receive a Verizon Wireless Virtual Gift Card. Alternatively,
customers also have the option to donate their used phone to HopeLine from
Verizon, a program that provides support to victims and survivors of domestic

"We are proud to partner and support Verizon's environmental sustainability
initiatives through programs like mobile device trade in," said Tracy Nolan,
senior vice president for carrier operations at eRecyclingCorps. "At
eRecyclingCorps, we believe that reuse is the best form of recycling and that
its positive impact can drive economic, environmental and social benefits

About eRecyclingCorps

eRecyclingCorps (eRC) is a leading provider of carrier-grade wireless device
trade-in solutions. Founded in 2009 to provide a scalable model to repurpose
and reuse perceptually obsolete devices, eRC partners with global wireless
carriers and retailers to provide instant, in-store trade-in credit. eRC, a
founding member of the Device Renewal Forum (DRF), renews and restores
wireless devices in accordance with the R2/RIOS certification standards which
emphasize data sanitization and are in compliance with the Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. The traded devices are resold to
consumers around the world, extending access to affordable, high-quality
wireless technology in emerging markets. eRC completed more than ten million
wireless device trade-ins worldwide in 2013 and more than 20 million since its
founding in 2009. eRC operates in seven countries and partners with leading
carriers and distributors worldwide at nearly 16,000 retail locations. For
more information, please visit

SOURCE eRecyclingCorps

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