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Sep 14, 2017 16:19 UTC

Fortune Magazine Calls Electronic Waste ‘Dead but Not Forgotten’ -- ERI Featured in Report About Cybersecurity

NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world's largest IT asset disposition (ITAD) and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is featured in the current issue of Fortune Magazine.

In an article titled, “Dead But Not Forgotten” (a variation titled “Why One of the World’s Biggest E-Waste Recyclers Is Banking on Cybersecurity,” is featured on the Forbes website here:, ERI is described as being on the front lines of “secure electronic disposal” in the wake of growing concern over digital security and data destruction.

John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of ERI was interviewed for the article and was quoted as saying, “Customers want to properly dispose of devices that might contain traces of either customer or employee data or trade secrets.”

“We’re honored to be featured in Fortune and seen as leading the charge in terms of responsible data destruction,” said Shegerian. “In light of recent lawsuits such as the class-action scenario surrounding the recent Equifax data breach, every business in the US – large or small – should pay very close attention to the paradigm shift in data privacy in both the digital and physical realm, and to what lengths businesses are responsible for it. The best thing businesses can do now is to make sure they perform their due diligence protecting the data of their constituent customers, vendors, and employees. Properly destroying hardware using a certified organization that permanently eliminates all digital data is now critical.”

For more information on general recycling and data destruction needs, visit,, or

ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world's largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit

Paul Williams, 310/569-0023

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