|[December 06, 2012]
Samsung Invites Greater Waltham Area Residents and Businesses to Recycle Electronic Waste for Free
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Samsung (News - Alert) 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., Waltham, Mass.
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 thing."
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 elecronic 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
"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.
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