The world’s largest privately held e-waste recycler, Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), announces an academic partnership with the UPenn Wharton School of Business’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL). The partnership aims to find innovative ways to solve environmental issues in the electronic waste industry.
The Whorton-led IGEL promotes awareness of sustainable business practices through research, events, and dialogue within various sectors such as academic, corporate, government, and non-governmental organizations. ERI, an e-Stewards and R2 certified electronic waste recycler, will collaborate with IGEL on sustainability solutions for businesses. Combining academic knowledge with business resources, the newly-formed partners will work to find ways to minimize e-waste and set best practices for electronic recycling.
“Partnerships with leaders of industry such as ERI are essential to our research, teaching and thought leadership efforts. This collaboration can yield practical real world results and cutting edge solutions for problems ranging from curbing the glut of e-waste entering our waste stream to digital security to electronic recycling best practices in general.”
Source: Environmental Expert | Wharton