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E-waste Recycling April 18, 2024 03:40:10 PM

Tennessee-Based Electronics Recycling Program Providing Jobs and Training for Adults with Autism

Paul Ploumis
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Additionally, the program offers a number of other benefits, including promoting inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and creating skill enhancement opportunities.

Tennessee-Based Electronics Recycling Program Providing Jobs and Training for Adults with Autism

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Tennessee-based mail-in electronics recycling program is launching a new initiative during April, which is Austism Awareness Month.

The company, TERRA (The Electronics Reuse & Recycling Alliance), is turning retired laptops and tablets into training and jobs for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through its Devices for Autism initiative.

The program, offering free mail-in laptop and tablet recycling, employs adults with autism at certified recyclers for the safe disassembly of these electronics, data destruction and recovery of reusable materials.

The program currently accepts devices from eight states: Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

“TERRA is committed to providing simple, secure and sustainable electronic recycling solutions addressing the growing problem of e-waste,” said Steven Napoli, TERRA President and CEO. “The Devices for Autism initiative allows us to focus on this objective while also providing an opportunity for individuals with Autism to pursue meaningful careers.”

Additionally, the program offers a number of other benefits, including promoting inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and creating skill enhancement opportunities.

“The Devices for Autism program promotes independence and self-sufficiency for individuals with autism, but also helps to reduce unemployment rates, break down stigmas about autism and shapes a more inclusive, equitable and compassionate society.”

Several organizations are partnering with TERRA on the Devices for Autism initiative, including Electronics Recycling Solutions (ERS), Health Connect America and Evercycle. Device program devices processors like ERS are required to maintain either an e-Stewards and/or R2 Certification for processing used electronics and meet strict criteria for data destruction, passing extensive and ongoing third-party auditing to ensure that their data destruction processes are effective and secure.

Courtesy: www.local3news.com

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