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Sims Recycling Solutions U.S.

November 10, 2015 09:00 ET

Sims Recycling Solutions Hosts U.S. Basel Convention Meeting

Meeting Will Address Challenges Faced in Developing Regions Around the World

WEST CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - Sims Recycling Solutions, a leading provider of global IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, is hosting the fourth meeting of the Basel Convention Environmentally Sound Management Expert Group in San Francisco, Calif. on November 10-12. This meeting will occur to discuss measures, policies and programs to promote the environmentally sound management of hazardous waste in developing countries.

This 34-person group is comprised of experts from environmental ministries, academia, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. The main goal of this group is to assist developing countries, in a multidisciplinary fashion, with growing their capacity to manage hazardous and other wastes. Sims' participation affords the company the opportunity to contribute the perspective of a global recycler, shape outputs of the group, and network with other participants.

"We are honored and excited to host the Basel Convention Environmentally Sound Management Expert Group meeting this fall," said Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. "As a global leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services it is important that we share best practices and help address challenges faced in developing regions around the world."

So far this group has developed concise and practical manuals and fact sheets. Additionally, the group is sponsoring pilot projects on environmentally sound management in developing countries. For highlights from the meeting, updates on OEM take-back needs and the development of electronics recycling infrastructures, subscribe to the quarterly OEM newsletter.

Sims Recycling Solutions

Sims Recycling Solutions ( is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling. We have over 20 years' experience in comprehensive IT asset disposition and mobile device refurbishment services either directly or through acquired businesses. Sims provides disposition services for all types of retired electronic equipment to local, national and global customers in every business sector including data centers, healthcare, financial service and technical organizations.

As a part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world's leading publicly listed metal and electronics recycler, Sims Recycling Solutions has the global reach, expertise, and infrastructure necessary to ensure to our customers that all electronic devices are processed in a secure and environmentally responsible manner.

Sims international footprint of operations across 21 countries enables us to offer a global scope of services on a myriad of local fronts.

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