NEW ALBANY, Ohio, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- e-Cycle LLC, the industry leading enterprise mobile buyback and recycling company, has received the prestigious bronze Edison Award for developing and offering services that adhere to the highest standards of environmental responsibility.
e-Cycle was recognized for innovative services in the category of Environment and Conservation, earning the award for being the first wireless buyback and recycling company to secure the stringent e-Stewards® certification and providing organizations and individuals with secure, environmentally responsible and profitable solutions to reuse and recycle wireless devices.
e-Cycle provides wireless buyback, recycling and data deletion services for a range of customers. While mostly focused on enterprises and government wireless recycling solutions, the company launched a user-friendly online buyback tool at http://www.e-Cycle.com, where individuals can sell and recycle their used mobile devices for reuse in the most secure, environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner. e-Cycle also protects sensitive information by ensuring no residual data remains on any recycled devices.
Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.
The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product development methods and innovative achievements garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards is judged by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals, including members of seven different associations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines. The panel also includes professionals in product development and design, engineering, science and education. In this comprehensive, peer-review process, the nominees were judged on evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. Finalists symbolize 21st century innovation across 12 categories in diverse industries.
"We're honored to be an Edison Award recipient and be recognized among such a prestigious group of innovators," said Christopher Irion, e-Cycle CEO. "We are committed to bringing value to our customers in a way that not only makes it convenient and cost beneficial for them, but also in a manner that ensures adherence to the very highest standards of environmental responsibility."
e-Cycle helps organizations and individuals take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless mobile asset-recovery and recycling. e-Cycle collects used mobile phones and tablets, reimbursing businesses and individuals for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every device is either deleted or destroyed using the industry's most rigorous mobile data security measures. e-Cycle is the recipient of numerous national and international awards. Forbes named e-Cycle the #68 Most Promising, Privately-Held Company in America. e-Cycle is the first and only mobile buyback and recycling company in the world to become e-Stewards® certified.
About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators including projects that bridge students to industry. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel and USA Today. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
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