Sims was able to collect 472,985 pounds of electronic waste with the help of more than 110 people working with Sims at locations at eight different states where more than 1,300 people dropped off material.
(PRWEB) May 21, 2012
Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, wants to thank everyone who participated in the 25 Earth Day events held during the month of April. Sims was able to collect 472,985 pounds of electronic waste with the help of more than 110 people working with Sims at locations in eight different states where more than 1,300 people dropped off material.
The goal of these events was to promote and measure the awareness of the urgent worldwide need to recycle discarded electronic equipment.
“Sims has the resources to hold events all over the world and to collect and process a very large amount of electronic waste for recycling,” stated Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas. “But we cannot make people take time out of their busy days to come to a collection event and drop off material. The fact that so many people chose to do just that and take part in our Earth Day events to make sure their electronics are disposed of properly is very exciting.”
All event locations and more information regarding the Guinness World Record attempt are available on the Sims Recycling Solutions Earth Day landing page found at http://www.us.simsrecycling.com/earthday2012.
Sims Recycling Solutions
Sims Recycling Solutions (us.simsrecycling.com) is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector comprehensive recycling services out of our 50 owned and operated sites across the globe.
Sims Recycling Solutions – owned by Sims Metal Management, the world’s largest publicly listed metal and electronics recycler – has the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to guarantee our customers that their data is secure, their electronic equipment is processed in an environmentally responsible manner, their reputation is protected and their compliance risks are eliminated.
In North America, Sims Recycling Solutions operates 14 sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
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