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ERI’s John Shegerian Describes the Dual Importance of Responsibly Recycling Electronics and Protecting Data on Stef Talks Trash Podcast

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FRESNO, Calif., October 20, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Shegerian, Chairman/CEO of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is a featured guest on the current episode of the "Stef Talks Trash" podcast.

Hosted by Waste360’s Editorial Director, Stefanie Valentic, the popular waste industry show "Stef Talks Trash" is a weekly video podcast series focused on the intersection of people, profit and planet. Valentic’s goal is to help her audience gain insights from experts who are finding solutions to issues in the waste and recycling industry. She regularly features leaders who are giving back to their communities while flexing their entrepreneurial skills as well as dreamers and innovators who are making strides with their research and ideas.

During the show, Valentic commented that, "It’s absolutely incredible that John Shegerian and ERI have continuously managed to evolve as new technologies have come out, and to be able to separate it and to keep the process zero waste to landfill and keep it circular."

"It was an honor to talk with Stef and be featured on her excellent and informative podcast, Stef Talks Trash, sharing critical information on the latest trends in electronic recycling, the relationship between cybersecurity and electronic waste, and other hot-button topics," said Shegerian, who also discussed his latest book, The Insecurity of Everything, on the show. "Protection of privacy has become a greater issue than ever before. It is important that we share vital best practices for protecting digital privacy and security with the waste industry and beyond."

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect people, the planet and privacy. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit

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