Extreme Recycling, Inc. Boasts e-Stewards Certification
The Basel Action Network ( BAN ), an environmental organization working to prevent global dumping of toxic wastes, announced today that Extreme Recycling, Inc. has achieved its e-Stewards® Certified Recycler designation, placing the company among an elite group of the most responsible e-waste recyclers across the globe. The e-Stewards certification is awarded only to companies that meet the most stringent health and safety, data security, environmental, and socially responsible standards in the electronics recycling industry and is the most comprehensive certification available.
“We are especially proud to bring such a high standard of electronics processing to the State of Kansas and Orange County, California,” said Dino DeMarco, President of Extreme Recycling, Inc. “Extreme Recycling has always been concerned with locating responsible final dispositions for all materials handled at either facility. The e-Stewards certification program has allowed us to officially distinguish ourselves as a trustworthy and dependable e-waste recycling option for our customers and members of the general public.”
BAN’s e-Stewards program has garnered global attention by ensuring international compliance in an effort to protect third-world countries against the rapidly growing problem of imported, hazardous e-waste from flourishing industrialized countries into impoverished nations lacking infrastructure to handle such material. Only e-Stewards Recyclers can ensure consumers and businesses that their hazardous electronic waste is truly being recycled in an environmentally friendly manner, rather than being merely dumped, abandoned and forgotten, destined to poison the poorest inhabitants of the world. Extreme Recycling, Inc. has distinguished itself by ensuring that it plays no part in such atrocities.
Extreme Recycling is proud to announce its Topeka, Kansas facility as being the first and only certified e-Stewards electronics processor in the state, using the Kansas facility to completely disassemble all materials collected from both the California and Kansas sites down to true commodities for reuse in other products.
Unlike many e-waste recyclers, Extreme Recycling can fully assure its customers correct, clean and responsible processing at its very own facility, thereby bolstering the local workforce and economy more so than recyclers that outsource. Extreme Recycling is also dedicated to educating the public about the dangers associated with e-waste through partnerships with school districts, corporate tours, presentations, and memberships in a variety of environmental, recycling, sustainability and networking organizations.
“We are very happy to have Extreme Recycling on board the flagship program for globally responsible recycling,” said Lauren Roman, Business Director of the e-Stewards Initiative. “Not all certifications are the same and it is gratifying to see business leaders step up to choose the gold standard.”
For more information:
Lauren S. Roman
e-Stewards Business Director
Basel Action Network
PresidentExtreme Recycling, Inc.