CMA Initiates No Cost E-Waste Program
for Audiovisual Industry & InfoComm Members
NORTHPORT, NY - September 16, 2011 Christopher Maione Associates – a firm based in New York and founded on audiovisual excellence, solid business and marketing strategy and AV advocacy is proud to launch in collaboration with Project Green AV (PGAV) and Global Electronics Recycling (GER), a no cost program for recycling old AV Systems and equipment. This program will be made available to all InfoComm members.
In an effort to make Green initiatives easy and cost effective for the audiovisual industry, this program enables discarded AV Systems and equipment to be picked up at no cost and taken to one of GER facilities. The AV equipment is then “processed” where raw materials are recovered. Processed materials include shredded wire, shredded boards, reclaimed metals, reclaimed heat sinks, reclaimed batteries, processed plastics, and bulk copper.
GER is environmentally compliant with all local, state and federal regulations. They are ISO 9001 & 14001 and registered for implementing R2 / RIOS. GER provides an auditable, documented End of Life (EOL) management solution that minimizes landfill use. For each AV System discarded a Certificate of Destruction is issued. Following a few easy steps, participants find the recycle process simple and straightforward. The administration and tracking of the GER process is handled by Project Green AV. Once implemented, all questions or concerns regarding this program are handled by PGAV for on-going assistance.
“The program is a great way for AV Consultants, System Integrators and End User Clients to ensure that old and obsolete equipment is properly processed and recycled,” says Christopher Maione, CMA President. Adds Gina Sansivero, PGAV President, it will not only be environmentally responsible but will assist us in developing additional programs for our industry and our clients that will help move us all towards increased sustainability.”
Proceeds from the recycling efforts will go to benefit various Green initiatives within the AV industry sponsored by Project Green AV and to InfoComm’s sustainable programs and community outreach.
The official program roll-out will begin during InfoComm’s AV Week in October. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to participate in this program.
About Project Green AV - www.projectgreenav.com
Project Green AV is the source for news, education, information and community about Green ideas, business practices, processes and products for the audio visual industry. For more information about PGAV, please contact Gina Sansivero at email@example.com or 516-901-8542.
Global Electronic Recycling - www.globalelectronicinc.com
Global Electronic Recycling is a leader in the electronic recycling industry focused on providing "Specialized Recycling Solutions" tailored for specific needs.
Christopher Maione Associates
CMA specializes in all aspects of AV business, technologies, emerging trends and marketing strategy. CMA supports the strengthening of the AV industry by continually setting benchmarks for improving the quality of the products and services AV professionals deliver. For more information about CMA, please contact Christopher Maione at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-759-0357.