21:09 | 13.09.2017
ERI’s John Shegerian Delivers Keynote and Leads Circular Economy Discussion at China International E-Waste Conference

John Shegerian, Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI,
the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s
largest IT asset disposition (ITAD) and cybersecurity-focused hardware
destruction company, delivered a rousing keynote presentation at the
fifth annual China
International E-Waste conference in Shanghai today.

Shegerian shared his presentation, “Electronics Recycling & Management
in the US,” to the international gathering of electronics and electronic
waste industry leaders and experts. During the presentation, he provided
a “state of the industry” analysis of the current e-waste landscape,
including the crucial need for digital security protection.

Shegerian served double-duty at the event, as he also led the
conference’s Circular Economy panel discussion, sharing insights and
performing moderator duties, asking questions and engaging in dialogue
with an assortment of academics and experts on the subject.

Now in its fifth year, the China International E-Waste Conference
provides attendees with the latest intelligence and best practices on
the e-waste landscape. With the continuous development of new and
improved consumer electronics, the whole world is facing serious
problems caused by the flow of e-waste produced every day. China is the
largest supplier of consumer electronics in the world, and is a natural
location for this summit-style event, which gathers all the key players
in the supply chain to discuss the latest developments and share
research and progress in e-waste management.

Joining Shegerian as presenters at the event were representatives from
the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, other Chinese
government agencies, the United Nations, the Basel Convention,
University of China, Tsinghua University, Canon, Hewlett Packard, Haier
Home Appliance, the United Nations, NDRC, Greenpeace and many others.

“There’s no greater time to forge international relationships than now,”
said Shegerian. “This event is vitally important because it gives
thought leaders from all over the world the opportunity to share what
they know. The world is getting smaller and flatter than ever and
business leaders need to reach out across continents and communicate if
we are to problem-solve and work together to create solutions that will
benefit our entire planet.”

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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

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