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RPN Highlights GEEP Alberta Sites, March 2019

Mark Schell (GM of GEEP’s Calgary and Edmonton facilities) must be getting used to the spotlight, as GEEP Alberta was featured as the recent cover story in Recycling Product News’ March 2019 issue. With a circulation across North America, being featured on last month’s cover, accompanied by a seven-page spread, is no small feat!

The piece focuses on GEEP Alberta’s position within the ITAD and electronic recycling industry:

  • GEEP Calgary site: primary focus is ITAD (IT Asset Management) services. These services extend the useful life of electronic devices by wiping them clean of any data to allow for secure repurposing and eventual resale.
  • GEEP Edmonton site: works closely with the City of Edmonton and is a dedicated end-of-life facility. Each year this site securely and sustainably processes millions of pounds of electronic waste, diverting it from landfill. 

The article highlights the importance of data security and compliance and its priority to GEEP. No matter the site or service, GEEP provides clients with official certifications which states that their electronic assets have been data wiped or end-of-life equipment has been destroyed. The highlighting of physically secure sites, standardized procedures and annual audits strengthen this commitment.

Mark also speaks to the evolution of electronics manufacturing, material separation processes practiced at GEEP as well as challenges faced with battery and plastic handling.

So, please go right ahead, click the following link and learn everything there is to know about GEEP Alberta!

Business in Edmonton Features GEEP GM, Feb 2019

Mark Schell, General Manager of both GEEP Edmonton and Calgary, was recently featured in a Member Profile for Business in Edmonton’s February 2019 issue. Being an Edmonton Chamber of Commerce member, Mark was invited to participate and share GEEP’s story with the rest of the Edmonton business community.

The Member Profile captures Mark’s professional background, his role at GEEP, as well as personal highlights (learning his brand preferences – he’s a Starbucks and Apple kinda guy) to his thoughts on the current economic state and voicing his concerns facing the recycling industry in Alberta.

Sit back and enjoy this entertaining two-page read!

GEEP is Proud to Proclaim #WasteReductionWeek in Canada

How do we proclaim WRW?

GEEP believes in a sustainable future and is proud to support #WasteReductionWeek in Canada. We are committed to effectively and responsibly managing one of the fastest growing waste streams: e-waste. As a leader in managing the complete lifecycle of IT assets, we provide individuals, companies and municipalities with the means for safe and complaint reuse and recycling of their electronic waste; just search the hashtag #GoGreenWithGEEP. We strive to achieve a zero-landfill objective by extending the useful life of electronic devices; through absolute data erasure they can be refurbished and repurposed without any security risks. If this is not possible, our end of life services provide maximum recovery of natural resources through compliant and environmentally friendly operational practices.

We are proud to share our internal employee initiatives as well, which include: outfitting our offices and employees with reused electronic devices, encouraging e-communication (to avoid paper waste), reusing packaging materials, encouraging the use of reusable cups/mugs and providing easy to access recycling bins in our communal kitchen areas within all GEEP sites.

To learn more about this amazing program and how you can get involved, visit the Waste Reduction Week in Canada website.

Waste Reduction Week in Canada – October 15-21, 2018 – Show your Support

GEEP Durham Facility Featured in CBS 17 ‘Secure Your ID’ Article

On April 20th 2018, Consumer Investigator, Steve Sbraccia from CBS 17, visited GEEP USA Inc.’s processing facility in Durham, NC.

During his site visit, Steve learned from GEEP’s Brooks Callisher, the sustainable methods employed by GEEP to securely remove sensitive data from electronic devices and electrical equipment. To extend the life of useful items that may become re-purposed, all data is erased to an unrecoverable state through Blancco, the world’s leading provider of data erasure software. While end-of-life products are processed through state-of-the-art proprietary machinery that breaks them down to their base commodities, which can in turn be refined into new products.

The month of April is always an extremely important time at GEEP! Although April 22nd marks the official date of ‘Earth Day’, GEEP participates in several events throughout the month across North and Central America. Our corporate social media accounts (@GEEPGlobal via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) give insight to our collaborative involvement with individuals, companies and governments, one of those being the FREE open-to-the-public ‘Secure Your ID Day’ Electronics Recycling & Document Shredding Event in Raleigh, NC. Local partners BBB Serving Eastern NC, Coastal Credit Union, Shred-It and GEEP hosted the event on April 21, 2018 as part of a bulk shredding event in Raleigh.

Thank you for supporting Waste Reduction Week Oct 16-22nd

Thank you to all of our event partners and participants for helping us support #WasteReductionWeek in Canada, October 16-22, 2017. WRW is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness about sustainable and responsible consumption. We encourage you to #GoGreenWithGEEP and learn more about e-waste recycling and support our local collection events.

Thanks for seeing us at E-Scrap 2017!

Thanks for visiting GEEP at E-Scrap 2017 – Booth #412.

We hope you had an opportunity to meet with our team and see our best in Electronics Asset Disposition Solutions. We look forward to working with you!