Joins Gold Standard Electronics Recycling Program
Montreal, Quebec; Seattle, Washington. July 14, 2022. Aeris Protective Packaging, a leading manufacturer of custom-designed protective packaging solutions, today joined the elite group of e-Stewards® Enterprises — corporations or institutions committed to using e-Stewards Certified Electronics Recyclers, the world’s most globally responsible electronics recycling companies that are all certified to the e-Stewards Standard. The e-Stewards Standard consists of rigorous environmental and social responsibility criteria, including honoring international trade laws that control the export of electronic and other hazardous wastes to developing countries. It also requires the most rigorous criteria to prevent data breaches from unsecured discarded hardware.
Aeris Protective Packaging, based in Montreal, is passionate about preventing waste at the front- and back-end of the product life cycle by providing the most effective and high-quality engineered packaging solutions to reduce the risk of product breakage during transport. Their inflatable air-chamber packaging solutions are used to protect electronics, medical devices, automotive parts, musical instruments, and other sensitive and valuable products.
“We are thrilled to have Aeris embrace our efforts to foster a true and ethical circular economy in the field of electronics,” said Prema George, e-Stewards Certification Director. “They are an innovative service provider to the electronics industry. As such, they will be in a good place to share the e-Stewards vision of design for the environment and responsible waste management.”
“From the beginning, Aeris was conceived with sustainability and waste avoidance in mind, and we want to perpetuate those values in all we do,” said Michael Leiberman, President of Aeris. “As we are intimately involved in servicing the electronics industry, as we are already all about reducing e-waste, it makes perfect sense to ensure that our own electronic wastes will be managed safely and do no downstream harm.”
e-Stewards Certified recyclers undergo rigorous third-party audits annually to ensure they manage data and toxic materials safely and ethically. To further verify strict conformity with proper recycling, e-Stewards recyclers agree to be subject to unannounced inspections at any time, as well as the random, clandestine use of GPS trackers to track their e-waste flows downstream. e-Stewards Enterprise companies like Aeris support this movement by committing to making best efforts to use e-Stewards Certified recyclers for their own electronic waste.
Besides the gold recycling standard, e-Stewards offers partnership programs including the e-Stewards ADVANCE+ Program, which fosters engagement of autistic spectrum and disabled workers in the recycling sector.
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Prema George, e-Stewards® Certification Director
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Michael Leiberman, President, Aeris Protective Packaging, Inc.
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About e-Stewards® Certification: The e-Stewards® Initiative is a market-based solution to help individuals and organizations identify and promote electronics recyclers who ensure that used electronics are managed with the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. e-Stewards Certified Recyclers are audited and certified to ensure highest levels of responsibility, and e-Stewards Enterprises are major corporations, municipalities, nonprofits, or institutions that agree to make best efforts to make use of e-Stewards Certified Recyclers. e-Stewards is a program of the environmental advocacy organization Basel Action Network.
About Aeris Protective Packaging: Founded 2013,Aeris Protective Packaging Inc. specializes in custom inflatable air-chamber packaging that provides superior protection for fragile items during transportation. Stopping product breakage during transport is Aeris’ specialty. Aeris’ products offer economic and environmental benefits over non-recyclable alternatives including foams and bubble wrap. The benefits of using Aeris packaging are numerous, including reduced packaging sizes, 100% recyclable materials, and significant warehouse space savings, as Aeris’ products ship flat and are inflated on demand. Some of the world’s most famous brands trust Aeris’ packaging to protect their brands. Aeris proudly boosts a management System that is certified ISO 9001 & 14001 and is Amazon A-Pass certified. Aeris is now an e-Stewards Enterprise company.