Reliant, NRG employees host Electronics Recycling Drive benefiting Easter Seals Greater Houston
-- Company joins with CompuCycle and the Houston Pavilions to collect electronic waste and create jobs--
WHAT: Reliant, NRG employees are hosting a community electronics recycling drive on America Recycles Day. All of the electronic waste collected will be responsibly recycled by Compucycle to fund a long –term training and employment program for Easter Seals Greater Houston’s clients and Houstonians living with a disability. In 2009, more than 6.6 billion pounds of electronic waste was generated in the US. This event invites everyone...more
August 13, 2012
UHY LLP, Easter Seals Partner for Electronic Waste Recycling Program Campaign to Create Jobs for People Living with a Disability
Houston, Texas (August 13, 2012) UHY LLP Certified Public Accountants has teamed with Easter Seals of Greater Houston, CompuCycle and The Council For Corporate Responsibility for an innovative corporate responsibility program aimed at converting electronic waste into jobs for Easter Seal clients in Houston. CompuCycle, Houston’s first R2 Certified, EPA recognized, electronic recycling solutions provider, will manage the electronic recycling process and hire Easter Seals clients to assist in the work. This collaborative project has been named the WhatIF™ campaign, answering the question, “WhatIF™ businesses could protect the environment and contribute to the community at the same time?”
“WhatIF™ fosters a virtuous circle of community action,” said Rick Stein, CEO of UHY Advisors-Texas. “It allows UHY as a company as well as our employees to contribute to a great cause. We can clean our corporate offices and ask our employees to clean...more
Ben Lack: How does CompuCycle compete in the electronic recycling space?
Clive Hess: We are a certified electronic recycling company. We are R2 certified, it’s not R2D2 just R2. R2 stands for Responsible Recycling Practices and it is an EPA accredited certification. And we are also ISO 14001 certified. We provide responsible recycling solutions, business focuses on refurbishing open for reuse, re-sell of components and environmentally responsible electronic waste recycling and Compucycle we began our lives in 1996 and we service both East Houston and Texas markets and we also do provide national services to regarding end of life computer asset management and recycling services.
Ben Lack: Tell me a little bit about what’s happening to your industry over the last 2-3 years and what types of problems and opportunities you see for your company.
Clive Hess: In the last 3 years, certainly in the US, there has been a great drive for responsible and green recycling practices. And fortunately in our industry, there has been a drive towards companies becoming certified...more
Local CPA Firm Partners with Electronics Recycling Company and Non-Profit Organization to Create Jobs for People Living with a Disability
UHY’s WhatIF ™ Campaign Brings CompuCycle and Easter Seals Greater Houston Together for 60 Day Sustainability Initiative
HOUSTON- (XX, 2012) – UHY Advisors, LLC in partnership with CompuCycle, Houston’s first R2 Certified electronics recycling company and Easter Seals Greater Houston, the non-profit organization serving individuals in Houston living with disabilities for over 70 years, is thrilled to formally announce the WhatIF™ Campaign, providing sustainable employment and training opportunities to citizens in the greater Houston area living with a disability.
The WhatIF™ Campaign builds upon the question, “What if… unused electronic waste could create jobs for those living...more