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October 1, 2010

Vintage Tech Recyclers Achieves "Responsible Recycling" (R2) Certification

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(Free-Press-Release.com) October 1, 2010 —
Romeoville, Illinois, September 22nd, 2010… Vintage Tech Recyclers, Inc. , a leading asset recovery and electronics recycling company in the Chicago area has become one of only 15 companies in the USA to achieve the R2 (Responsible Recycling) Certification.

 

In addition to being R2 certified, Vintage Tech Recyclers is also a certified WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) company. Karrie Gibson, president and owner says, “Our team has worked hard to understand the requirements and put in place the best practices mandated in EPA’s R2 certification process. Beyond endorsing our adherence to responsible electronics recycling practices, we view this certificate as testimony of our commitment to a green environment. Having become one of the first few recycling companies in the country to be R2 certified, we consider it our responsibility to set new standards of excellence in electronics recycling.”

A recent initiative of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the R2 Certification outlines best practices for electronics recycling. The EPA’s interest in end-of-life electronics revovles around 3 main areas of concern:

1.Rapid growth in the use and obsolescence
2.Opportunity to recover large amounts of embodied energy and valuable materials inherent in used electronics
3.Ensure that electronics recycling is done in an environmentally safe manner

 

Vintage Tech Recyclers helps consumers, schools, municipalities and commercial / public organizations recycle old cell phones, computer, televisions and other electronic items in a responsible manner. As such, the company facilitates practicing of a “no landfill” policy on all recyclable items.

Vintage Tech Recycler’s main focus is keeping electronics out of landfills and helping companies recover some of their electronic assets in large quantities. The company responsibly recycles electronic equipment that cannot be reused, serving many institutions and organizations in Illinois, particularly in the Chicago area. A recent prestigious assignment is an $11844 contract for electronics recycling with the Normal City Council.

 

About Vintage Tech Recyclers, Inc.:

 

Vintage Tech Recyclers is a woman owned and operated company based in Romeoville, Illinois. They have received grant funding for 5 consecutive years and won the award for Illinois “Recycler of the Year” in 2008. The company ensures responsible recycling of all electronics and the most intensive data security on the current market.

For inquiries or more information call 866-435-9223 . Please also visit http://www.vintagetechrecyclers.com or send an email to megan.bistry@vintagetechrecyclers.com.