FAIR LAWN, NJ--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2012) - AnythingIT, Inc. (OTCBB: ANYI), a leading information technology electronics recycler and e-waste handler serving both government and commercial markets for over 20 years, today announced it is now e-Stewards Certified as well as ISO 9001 certified. e-Stewards certification requires that recyclers meet the world's highest standard in responsible electronic recycling. The e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronics was developed by the Basel Action Network (BAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization in the United States. The e-Stewards Standard sets the bar for globally responsible recycling of e-waste and prohibits export of hazardous e-waste to developing countries.
e-Stewards recyclers must be certified by independent auditors, or certification bodies, that are specially trained and accredited to audit to the e-Stewards Standards. The rigorous, on-site audits are performed at least once a year. By holding all four certifications combined with a GSA Schedule and Congressional Recommendation with the United States government, AnythingIT continues to reinforce its standing as an elite service provider in the electronics recycling and re-use industry. The ISO 9001 standard contains requirements for a quality management system and process whereby an organization must demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements.
AnythingIT CEO David Bernstein stated, "We are proud and excited to be one of the few certified recyclers to hold the e-Stewards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and R2 certifications. We believe that the standards we implement in our business reflect our passion for doing things right for both our customers and the environment."
About e-Stewards® Certification
The e-Stewards® Initiative is a market-based solution to help individuals and organizations identify and promote those electronics recyclers that ensure that used electronics are managed with the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. e-Stewards Certified Recyclers are audited and certified to ensure highest levels of responsibility and e-Stewards Enterprises are major corporations, municipalities or institutions that agree to make best efforts to make use of e-Stewards Certified Recyclers. For more information about the e-Stewards Initiative visit: www.e-Stewards.org
AnythingIT is a leading asset management vendor and e-waste handler serving OEM's, Equipment Resellers, government and enterprise clients. Services provided by the company include: data scrubbing, shredding, inventory management, repair and remarketing of equipment and recycling of parts and materials. AnythingIT has been operating since 1992 and is a GSA Schedule Holder who has achieved R2 and ISO 14001 certification.
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