SOURCE: Image Microsystems

Image Microsystems

November 16, 2011 20:31 ET

Image Microsystems Named 2011 Green Supply Chain Award Winner

Reverse Logistics Leader Fosters Supply Chain Sustainability Through Proprietary MicroStrate™ Manufacturing Process -- Diverting E-Waste From Landfills and Transforming It Into Cost-Effective Signage and Road Markers

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - Image Microsystems -- a leading provider of technology restoration, reverse logistics, e-waste recycling, and recycled plastic products manufacturing -- announced today they have been named a 2011 Green Supply Chain Award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

The 2011 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies that are making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains, in the areas of Sourcing/Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Operations, Product Lifecycle Management, and other areas of the supply chain. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services that are assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.

"We are delighted to be named a Green Supply Chain Awards winner for the second year in a row, joining the other outstanding organizations recognized for making sustainability an essential element of their supply chain strategies," stated Alex Abadi, PhD, CEO of Image Microsystems. "Our principals of sustainability, security, technical innovation, and community are drivers of the reverse logistics programs we implement for our customers -- enabling them to 'green' their reverse supply chains," continued Abadi.

Image Microsystems aids electronics retailers to more efficiently manage consumer returns. The company also helps businesses and government agencies responsibly recycle their idled and end-of-life IT assets through a complete closed-loop process. As a result, Image Microsystems continually receives increasing amounts of the raw e-waste material used in the manufacture of their patent-pending MicroStrate™ sign substrate products.

MicroStrate™ is a signage material made completely of recycled e-waste plastic. Currently, most e-waste ends up in China or other developing countries where it is a large and growing problem. Image Microsystems has invested many years and millions of dollars to discover efficient methods of recycling and uses for e-waste plastic. MicroStrate™ sign substrate is a result of those efforts. The material is also suitable for ADA signage and for those companies pursuing LEED Certification. No other reverse logistics provider offers this type of program.

The growth of this business enables the company to increase focus on the "community" element of its core principals. Image Microsystems sponsors Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) students through their Career Technology Education Program. The company employs deaf students and provides paid internships -- giving each student exposure to the world of technology and sustainability. After graduation, these students are qualified to apply for full time employment. As a result, over 40% of Image Microsystems' workforce comes from the deaf community. You can learn more about this on the company's YouTube channel.

About Image Microsystems, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Image Microsystems Inc. is a reverse logistics and technology restoration leader dedicated to offering innovative solutions to eliminate the legal, financial, and environmental risk associated with information technology and consumer electronics reclamation, recycling, and disposal. For more information, visit the company's Website at

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