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New Jersey Approves E-World Online's E-Waste Recycling Plan


March 29, 2011 - Vista, CA

E-World Online, a national provider of responsible electronic recycling solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, is administering the first electronic device collection program to be approved under New Jersey's disposal ban on TVs, laptops, PCs and monitors, which took effect Jan. 1, 2011.

The E-World Online recycling program serves Sony Electronics Inc., ViewSonic Corp. and Acer America Corp. among others and was approved Mar. 18 by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to fulfill the manufacturers' responsibilities under the state's electronic waste management act.

To ensure the program makes recycling as easy as possible for consumers, a network of 63 collection points has been set up including Best Buy, Unique Thrift Store and Cartridge World locations. Consumers can visit www.e-worldonline.com and enter their zip code to find their nearest drop-off location.

Recovered e-waste will be transported to certified recyclers in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.

"Downstream responsibility is a high priority for E-World Online, our manufacturers, recyclers and the State of New Jersey," said E-World Online CEO Bob Erie. "We have the highest standards in the industry for documentation from our collection and recycling network, and all of our recyclers must be certified under either the R2 or E-Steward programs."

The Responsible Recycling (R2) guidelines, available through R2 Solutions, were developed in a multi-stakeholder process facilitated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the e-Stewards standard was developed by the non-profit Basel Action Network.

Under the program, E-World Online expects to collect 10.1 million pounds of covered electronic devices for its manufacturers in New Jersey. Manufacturers are able to track the status of collections anytime, anywhere through E-World Online's web-based tool. This complete solution also allows consumers to search drop-off locations in their area.

For more on E-Cycle New Jersey, visit www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/ewaste/index.html. For more on E-World Online, visit www.e-worldonline.com.

About E-World Online and its Manufacturer Interstate Take-back System (MITS)
E-World Online administers comprehensive e-waste take-back programs across the country for leading consumer electronics manufacturers. Its Manufacturer Interstate Take-back System (MITS) is able to offer services in nearly all 50 states and provides manufacturers with a solution to monitor e-waste collection progress in real-time, while guiding consumers to convenient e-waste recycling options in their communities. All recyclers in the E-World Online MITS network are R2- and/or e-Steward-certified. E-World Online estimates that it will help manufacturers collect 42 million pounds of e-waste in 2011. E-waste accounts for 2-5% of municipal solid waste streams, and according to the EPA, only 18% of e-waste is recycled. E-World Online is a division of E-World Recyclers of Vista, Calif. For more, see www.e-worldonline.com or call (877) 342-6756.

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Michael Ritchie
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E-World Online
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Julie Wright
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