Fresno, Calif.-based Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) has announced it is teaming up with Fountain Valley, Calif.-based Kingston Technology, a provider of memory products, to launch a program through which consumers can mail back memory products for recycling at ERI’s Fresno electronics recycling facility.
Kingston claims it is the first memory manufacturer to launch such a recycling program. Various memory formats, including memory modules, USB drives and memory cards, are accepted. The program offers a mail-back feature, and an automated phone system walks consumers through the process.
“ERI’s certified process guarantees that all information stored on such devices will be completely destroyed, and certificates of destruction can be supplied upon request,” according to a press release issued by ERI and Kingston.
“We welcome the opportunity to offer consumers a safe recycling option that both protects their privacy and is good for the environment,” says Cindi Kipers, Kinston customer service manager. “Our goal is to offer our customers a responsible memory recycling option that they can engage in with complete peace of mind in terms of protection of privacy as well as a responsible recycling methodology.”
John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of ERI, says, “We are honored to have been chosen by Kingston to work on this important and groundbreaking program.”
To participate in the program, consumers should visit http://electronicrecyclers.com/kingston-take-back.aspx.