West Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
Throughout the month of April, Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, held several collection events around the world in celebration of Earth Day, which was officially observed on Sunday, April 22, 2012.
Sims organized international collection events in Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, India, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden and the Netherlands.
In the U.S., Sims held collection events in seven states, including California, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee and Texas. Five of these locations, however, satisfactorily met the Guinness World Records’ standards for tracking the amount of electronics received during these events, and together, successfully set a new Guinness World Record for the “most consumer electronics recycled within 24 hours at multiple venues.”
These five record-setting sites included events in Dallas, TX; Long Beach, CA; New York, NY; Sacramento, CA and West Chicago, IL. With the help from approximately 80 people, Sims was able to collect about 80,000 pounds of electronic waste for recycling.
“Setting a Guinness World Record is a remarkable accomplishment that required the effort of many dedicated individuals, particularly those people who made the time to drop off their old electronics at one of these five locations so the devices could be properly recycled,” stated Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas. “Perhaps more important, though, is the fact that in the process of setting this record Sims Recycling Solutions diverted thousands of pounds of electronic waste from local landfills and focused much-needed attention on why recycling electronics is necessary.”
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.