September 2020 – NAHMMA 2020 Vape Panel

CEAR speaks at NAHMMA annual conference where the platform was a bit different this year. The conference was virtual due to the pandemic and was still well attended. Kristin DiLallo Sherrill spoke on the panel organized by the National Stewardship Action Council for Vaping and Return to Retail, Problems & Solutions. 5 panelists shared their problems and solutions of the overly saturated vaping industry and closing the loop with the end product.

To watch the panel please click here

May 2019- As of May 2019 CEAR is pleased to announce that we have added NAID AAA certification to our data destruction services.

In technology recycling, data security is crucial. Choosing a secure and reliable company, who is audited by NAID, is one of the most critical aspects of making a decision on your data security provider.

NAID is the standards setting body for the information destruction industry. NAID AAA Certification verifies the qualifications of certified information destruction providers through a comprehensive scheduled and unannounced audit program. To learn more about NAID requirements for certification please click here.


Please see our certifications page for a listing of everything CEAR has achieved.

January 2019- As of January 2019 CEAR has added ISO 9001 to our scorecard of certifications.

ISO 9001 is a certification that certain formal processes are being used within a company for their management of Quality Control. This includes monitoring processes, maintaining complete and accurate records, checking for defective output, taking action to correct defects, and continual internal reviews for effectiveness.”

Please see our certifications page for a listing of everything CEAR has achieved. 

January 2019- Small Cities around the United States are struggling to keep their curbside recycling programs alive.

Many of them have come up with some innovative solutions to try and sustain.

Read more at WasteDive 

The IPCC released its special report on Climate Change and the findings are alarming.

On October 13th the IPCC released its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C , known as SR15, prepared in response to an invitation from the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The results are disconcerting to say the least. At CEAR, we work every day to reduce our carbon footprint here in North America and more is going to have to be accomplished in the immediate future. CEAR is implementing new machinery to further clean downstream materials making even more of the end products completely refinery ready, this small change also positively affects the carbon outputs in Europe and Asia where our partner refineries are located.

Read the press release here

October 2018- Electronics plastics are becoming a pressing issue for recyclers.

Considering the uncertainty of the looming e-plastics issues, a recent article in e-scrap news showcases the discussion around what has happened since China has almost completely stopped accepting e-plastics from the United States. Plastics used to be part of the electronics downstream that had value, now recyclers are paying large fees to recycle it.

Read the article here

May 2018- Congressman Ami Bera made a visit to the CEAR facility

On Tuesday May 29th-

Congressman Ami Bera made a visit to the CEAR facility to talk with our employees about the issues he’s working on and his plans to make our city even better by bringing more jobs. This is his 3rd visit to the CEAR Facility. Environmental policy is important to him and he sees the positive impact CEAR has made on the environment and green job creation. He visited for over an hour and answered many questions from the staff, including what he has done to help implement clean energy usage in his district and of course, what he sees for the future of healthcare.

The national forecasters are predicting that Dr. Bera is a solid win for the 7th district.

Thank you for your visit Congressman Bera

CEAR becomes a Sacramento Area Sustainable Business

CEAR achieved certification as a Sacramento Area Sustainable Business. The categories include; Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction, Green Building and Transportation and Air Quality.

‘We are proud to be recognized as a business that is going far beyond compliance in environmental sustainability. The core of our business is to sustain the environment through electronics reuse (ITAD) and recycling, so it is nice to be recognized for our internal practices as well.’ — Paul Gao, president and CEO

To read more about the certification click here

August 2018- Paul Gao is appointed Board Member of the National Stewardship Action Council.

The National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) is a network of committed proponents comprised of governments, non-government organizations, businesses, and consumers who advocate that producers fairly share responsibility in a circular economy.

NSAC supports Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) to conserve resources, reduce costs to local governments, create jobs in remanufacturing, and provide a circular economy. NSAC’s goal is to align public and private sectors through information and partnerships to implement and ensure sustainable recovery systems where producers have an appropriate level of sharing in the responsibility for those systems.

To learn more about the NSAC Board click here.

July 2018- CEAR wins the California Product Stewardship Council’s Bow & Arrow Award for Recycling Partnerships

CEAR is the winner of the 2018 Bow and Arrow award winner for creative partnerships and demonstrating the inter-dependence among stakeholders.

The CEAR team is pleased to continue our collaboration with local governments and work tirelessly to pave the way for more recycling opportunities. Our focus on reuse in the electronics recycling sector is helping to create a circular economy and to allow for more sustainability in the ‘e-waste’ industry.

From left to right: Colleen Foster (City of Oceanside, CPSC Board Member), Kristin Dilallo (CEAR, Director of Marketing), Doug Kobold (CPSC Chair), Tedd Ward (Del Norte County, CPSC Board Member). —Photo by Matt Molinari.

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