NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- e-Cycle has been named the gold winner in the Most Socially / Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards 2013 International, an independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. e-Cycle also earned a silver award in the Enterprise Service of the Year category.
e-Cycle is the leading wireless buyback and recycling company, known and trusted by organizations all over the world for adhering to the highest environmental and data protection standards for recycling wireless phone and tablet devices. e-Cycle purchases devices from businesses and major organizations, and using rigorous data deletion processes, ensures that all confidential enterprise information is removed. e-Cycle retains those devices with retail value and recycles all others at no charge while abiding by the highest standards for e-waste disposal.
More than 150 public and private companies from more than 25 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards International's inaugural program. Honors were conferred in a wide range of categories including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year and Enterprise Product of the Year.
"Winning the gold award for the Most Socially / Environmentally Responsible Company really goes to the heart of what we do at e-Cycle," said e-Cycle founder and CEO Christopher Irion. "We are dedicated to empowering companies to take a responsible and secure approach to wireless recycling, and the fact that winners are determined by experts in the industry is very gratifying. It means that our efforts to handle e-waste disposal responsibly, with no danger to the environment or its inhabitants, are being recognized and rewarded."
A panel of 43 judges from 18 countries representing top-tier news, business, finance and technology publications and media outlets determined winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 International. The judging panel included writers and contributors to prestigious publications such as Advertiser Adelaide (Australia), Analyst 2.0 (Canada), ARD (Germany), Asian Power (Singapore), Australian (Australia), Bennett Business Connections (Canada), Business Insider (Australia), Canadian Business (Canada), Castleford Media (Australia), Channel NewsAsia (Singapore), CTV (Canada), Dynamic Business (Australia), Element Magazine (New Zealand), Encore Magazine (Australia), Gizmodo and Lifehacker (Australia), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), Jerusalem Post (Israel), Kaiser The Sage (Philippines), Kontan Mingguan (Indonesia), Outlook Business Magazine (India), PC Authority (Australia), PC Format (United Kingdom), Pro Sound Systems (India), Regional Economic Development Blog (Australia), RTE (Ireland), Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand), TechHim (India), TechnoFILE.com (Canada), Techtalk (United States), Thoughtful China (Hong Kong), Toronto Standard (Canada), Vancouver Sun (Canada), Vyapar (India), Ventures Africa (Nigeria), Winnipeg Free Press (Canada), Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia), WirelessDuniya (India), YourStory.in (India) and Xbox Plus (Brazil).
For a full list of Best in Biz Awards 2013 International gold, silver and bronze winners, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2013-winners.
e-Cycle helps organizations and individuals take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless phone and tablet recycling. e-Cycle collects used mobile devices, reimbursing businesses and individuals for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed using the industry's most rigorous mobile data security measures. Inc. ranked e-Cycle the #4 Fastest Growing Environmental Services Company in the U.S. and Forbes named e-Cycle the #68 Most Promising, Privately-Held Company in America. In January 2012, e-Cycle became the first mobile buyback and recycling company in the world to become e-Stewards®, R2, and ISO 14001 certified. For more information, visit www.e-Cycle.com.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 North American program, until the final entry deadline on September 20, 2013. Any organization from any industry in North America may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the International program, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com.
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