E-Waste Recycling Coalition Adds WM Recycle America, Alcoa

The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) has added two major e-waste recyclers to its alliance.

Houston-based WM Recycle America and Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. joined the alliance, which represents companies that support secure and sustainable e-waste recycling, the parties said in a news release. The coalition endorses the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, introduced in Congress last June, designed to protect the environment and workers, and support the expansion of the U.S. recycling industry.

“The addition of industry leading cornerstone organizations such as Waste Management and Alcoa is further proof of a growing consensus that the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act is good for business and will create much-needed jobs and enhance sustainability,” said John Shegerian, co-founder and president, Electronic Recyclers International and CAER steering committee member.

“Waste Management Recycle America is excited to join with fellow members of the e-waste community in pushing for passage of this bill. We believe strongly in limiting the export of hazardous electronic waste,” said Bill Caesar, president of WM Recycle America. “Waste Management continues to grow the eCycling business that is critical to reaching our goal of managing more than 20 million tons of recyclables each year by 2020.”

With the addition of Alcoa and Waste Management, CAER now includes 48 companies with facilities in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

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