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US Department of Energy Recommends Grant Award for ERI’s Plan to Expand Participation in Consumer Electronics Recycling


April 15, 2024

ERI, the nation’s largest recycler of e-waste in the US and creator of RecycleNation (the #1 ranked consumer recycling search engine) and the Impact Podcast (the leading sustainability discussion forum), announced today that it has received official notice of a recommendation from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) in support of its approximately $5 million proposal for a plan to expand participation in electronics and consumer battery recycling.

After ERI submitted a comprehensive proposal titled “Expanding Consumer Participation in Electronics Recycling Programs Utilizing Targeted Marketing Campaigns,” the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) within the DOE completed an evaluation of ERI’s proposal and formally recommended it for negotiation of a financial grant award.

ERI’s application for grant funding of about $5 million is designed to support the DOE’s goal to increase collection of end-of-life consumer electronics and stand-alone batteries for recycling as a key contributor in developing a sustainable domestic source of battery-grade materials.

Read the article here: https://eridirect.com/news/2024/04/us-department-of-energy-recommends-grant-award-for-eris-plan-to-expand-participation-in-consumer-electronics-recycling