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ERI to Team with Broadway Green Alliance to Responsibly Recycle E-Waste at NYC Event

January 15, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2019--ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, will once again team up with the Broadway Green Alliance  (BGA) for a free e-waste collection event at Father Duffy Square (46 th street between 7 th Ave and Broadway in Times Square) in New York City on January 16 th from 11 am to 2 pm.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their electronic waste to this semi-annual drive. Electronics accepted for responsible recycling by ERI include cell phones, copy machines, computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, wires, etc.), desktop computers, DVD players, fax machines, laptops, monitors, printers, storage media, and stereo equipment.

In addition, unwanted iPods will be donated to the Broadway Alzheimer’s iPod Project.

The event is designed to provide the local community an opportunity to safely unload their outdated, unusable or unwanted consumer electronic items for proper and responsible recycling and is open to all shows, theatres, industry members, and fans.

Past e-waste drives have garnered donations from the casts and crew of Broadway shows, numerous theatre organizations and theatre-related businesses, as well as theatre patrons on their way to Wednesday matinees.

ERI will recycle the e-waste collected at the event, destroying all data (even when a device is not fully destroyed) and recycle or refurbish all items in an environmentally responsible manner.

“We are extremely proud to once again partner with our friends at the BGA for this important event,” said John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI. “By working together, we are succeeding in getting the word out about the importance of responsibly recycling electronics while helping the great people of New York City and its theatre industry keep unwanted items out of landfills. We look forward to conducting similarly successful events for years to come!”

About ERI

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is at the highest level by all leading industry oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people and the environment. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit .

About the Broadway Green Alliance

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices. The BGA (formerly Broadway Goes Green) was launched in 2008 as an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and has become a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The BGA brings together all segments of the theatre community, including producers, Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres in New York and around the country, college drama programs, theatrical unions and their members, and related businesses. Working closely with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the BGA identifies and disseminates better practices for theatre professionals and reaches out to theatre fans throughout the country, and through alliances, internationally. For more information, visit  .

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Media contact: Paul Williams, 310/569-0023,paul.williams@eridirect.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS HARDWARE SECURITY

SOURCE: ERI

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