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GRAEBEL OFFERS EMPLOYEES ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE OPTION FOR DISPOSAL OF ELECTRONIC WASTE

 
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July 22, 2010

 

 


AURORA, COLO.  - On July 26, 2010, Graebel Companies, Inc., as part of their commitment to providing an environmentally sound solution to proper disposal of electronic waste, will be teaming up with Metech Recycling, Inc. to help employees dispose of their unwanted home electronics.

 

Monday, July 26, 2010, between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., Metech Recycling will be in the parking lot of Graebel’s world headquarters in Denver to collect and dispose of any employees’ unwanted personal electronic equipment in an environmentally safe and legal way. Disposing of electronic waste in landfills or dumpsters is not only illegal but also has a negative impact on the environment. Electronics are full of toxic elements and improper disposal enables toxic waste to seep into the ground and water supplies.

 

Metech Recycling is accepting most electronics, including computers, televisions, fax machines, small household appliances, cell phones, and more. They are not accepting materials containing biohazards, hazardous waste, large appliances, liquids of any type, smoke detectors, or radioactive materials.

 

Metech Recycling is unique in meeting the highest standards of electronic waste collection and ensures that all material collected is disassembled and processed into raw material for use in the manufacture of new products. Metech Recycling is a Basel Action Network (BAN) E-Steward, which means they do not ship hazardous material to developing countries. They also provide the highest degree of data security by physically shredding data devices.

 

Graebel makes it a top priority to be “green.” Graebel Movers International, Inc. headquarters' was one of the first in the relocation industry to receive its ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification in July 2007. The ISO 14001 requires implementation of an Environmental Management System in accordance with defined internationally recognized standards. In June 2008, Graebel launched its “Go Green” program at its headquarters in Denver, and in Wausau, Wisconsin, to focus on its social responsibility as an environmentally-friendly organization. Graebel continues to roll-out a nationwide deployment of its Green Initiatives to its other offices around the country.  The Graebel international division was honored with the Tetra Laval 2009 Environmental award.  Among accolades for Graebel’s eco-friendly programs, the Tetra Laval Group, honored the Graebel international division with its 2009 Environmental award. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland Tetra Laval Group is an industry leader in the field of food equipment. 

 

About Graebel Companies, Inc.

Graebel is a global relocation company that provides worldwide relocation management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, move management and commercial office moving and workplace services.  Divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc, and Move Management, Inc.  The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries, and its centers are located throughout the U.S., Canada, and in Prague, the Czech Republic and Singapore.  Graebel is a wholly owned, privately-held company boasting a strong balance sheet, proprietary technology and processes, and employs an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100.  Graebel Relocation was honored with first-place among relocation companies in the 'HRO Today' 2010 Baker's Dozen.  2010 marks the 60th anniversary for Graebel in the relocation and moving industry.  To learn more visit:  www.graebel.com

 

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