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Verizon recognizes overall green strategic focus and partnership in device recycling initiative
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 percent.
"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 Verizon.
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 violence.
"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 worldwide."
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 www.erecyclingcorps.com.
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