Win an Apple iPad2 for Selling or Recycling Your Business Cell Phones

Don’t Just Recycle it – e-Cycle it!
Spring is the perfect time to commit to responsible wireless recycling by cleaning out those old corporate-liable mobile phones that have been sitting in a box collecting dust and creating a data security nightmare. Plus you may win a new Apple iPad2 for your office!

Let e-Cycle put money back into your telecom budget to help your organization upgrade to the latest technologies, while cleaning the data and recycling your end-of-life devices at no cost. We provide free shipping and complete reporting for all mobile devices. Click here to receive a quick quote for your used wireless phones.

e-Cycle declared April “National Recycle Your Cell Phone Month” to help raise awareness for the growing e-waste problem with mobile devices.  e-Cycle is offering businesses and organizations a chance to win one of four Apple iPad2s when they recycle and/or sell their used wireless devices with the us from now through May 31.

Entering the contest is easy:

  • Request a Wireless Buyback Estimate to receive a no-obligation buyback quote for your mobile devices. Remember, recycling and data deletion is always free!
  • Download the official entry form here or by clicking the link below
  • Fill out the form and include it with the package of mobile devices to be recycled.

e-Cycle works with nearly 7,000 organizations nationwide, including some of the largest companies in the world, and has purchased or recycled more than five million devices since 2005. Nearly 65 percent of the devices e-Cycle receives still retains monetary value and can be reused in secondary markets where the older technologies are still valued and needed.

EPA Mobile e-Waste Quick Facts

  • About 50 million cell phones are replaced worldwide a month, and only 10 percent are recycled.
  • Recycling one million cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 1,368 cars off the road for a year.
  • One cell phone has enough toxins—arsenic, mercury, and lead—to contaminate 40,000 gallons of water.
  • The extreme amount of lead in electronics alone causes damage in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the blood and the kidneys.
  • Reusing electronic devices saves up to 20 times more energy than recycling alone.

Visit www.e-Cycle.com or contact or (877) 215-5255.

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e-Cycle Founder Tonia Irion to be Honored as a Visionary Leader

Co-founder of the Columbus, Ohio based mobile phone buyback, data protection and recycling company to be honored as a visionary at Columbus Young Professionals “Celebrating Visionaries” event.

Tonia Irion, co-founder of mobile phone buyback and recycling company e-Cycle LLC will be one of three woman and two men, each under the age of 40, to be honored during the 2nd Annual “Celebrating Visionaries” Awards Gala on November 4, 2011.

Along with Irion, this year’s eclectic panel of honorees include: Jackie Dorman, Founder and President of Jane TV; Matt Crumpton, President of Music Loves Ohio; TyKiah Wright, Founder of WrightChoice; Adam Brouillette, Co-founder of Wonderland Columbus; and Meredith Joy, Executive Director of Yay Bikes!

“I am incredibly honored to be one of local business professionals recognized by the CYP Club,” said Irion. “It is a truly a privilege to be included with such an amazing group of dynamic, young entrepreneurs. e-Cycle’s success is due solely to the passionate team that has worked incredibly hard throughout the years to realize our vision. I look forward to attending the event, supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and learning more about my co-honorees.”

“Celebrating Visionaries” is presented by the Columbus Young Professionals Club and will be held at Creekside Conference & Event Center in Gahanna, Ohio. The event features a cocktail reception followed by an inspiring multi-media production that tells the compelling stories of each honoree. A champagne toast, dessert reception, and a high-energy party commence immediately after the awards program. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For more information about the “Celebrating Visionaries” awards ceremony, visit www.centralohioevents.com/visionaries.

About e-Cycle LLC
Ranked the #5 fastest growing environmental services company in the U.S. by Inc. 500|5000, e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to wireless recycling. The company collects wireless phones from businesses and major organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge through an ISO Certified, EPA-registered facility. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. e-Cycle is the market share leader among the Fortune 1000, serving financial institutions, manufacturers, healthcare organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and technology companies, among others.

Visit www.e-Cycle.com or contact gogreen@e-Cycle.com or (877) 215-5255.

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Inc. 500 | 5000 Ranks e-Cycle the Fifth Fastest Growing, Private Environmental Services Companies in the U.S.

Mobile phone buyback, data protection and recycling company ranked in nation’s fastest growing, environmental services companies after achieving 558 percent growth

Inc. magazine ranked e-Cycle LLC the fifth fastest growing environmental services company in its 2011 Inc. 500 | 5000 list of privately held, for-profit companies in the U.S.

e-Cycle is the leading provider of wireless buyback, data deletion and recycling services for businesses and major organizations. The company achieved 558 percent business growth between 2007 and 2010 and created more than 75 green jobs at its Ohio headquarters and throughout the nation. Overall, e-Cycle ranked the 587th fastest-growing company in the U.S.

“The entire e-Cycle team is excited and proud to be one of the top five environmental services companies this year,” said Chris Irion, founder and CEO of e-Cycle. “Our rapid growth is due to the passion and dedication of our employees, as well as the increasing commitment from enterprises to implement environmentally responsible wireless recycling programs. What sets e-Cycle apart is the ability to offer our clients sustainable e-waste asset recovery and recycling solutions that are environmentally beneficial, protects their sensitive mobile data, and profits their bottom line.”

About e-Cycle
e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to wireless recycling. The company collects wireless phones from businesses and major organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge through an ISO Certified, EPA-registered facility. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. e-Cycle is the market share leader among the Fortune 1000, serving financial institutions, manufacturers, healthcare organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and technology companies, among others. Since its founding in 2005, e-Cycle has managed secure wireless buyback and recycling for more than 7,000 organizations, purchasing millions of dollars of retired wireless phones and recycling more than 7 million devices.

e-Cycle is based in Hilliard, Ohio. Please visit www.e-cycle.com.

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Congratulations to e-Cycle’s Summer Recycle Your Mobile Phone Apple iPad2 Giveaway Winners

To help raise awareness of the growing e-waste issue with cell phones and devices and to promote environmental protection, e-Cycle encouraged companies to practice responsible mobile phone recycling and data protection through our summer Apple iPad2 give away. Businesses and organizations that sold and/or recycled used mobile phones through the end of July 2011 were entered into a random drawing to win one of four Apple iPad2s.

Congratulations to our Apple iPad2 winners

  • Jana L., Construction Industry, Central Texas region
  • Clarence C., Transportation Industry, Washington D.C./Baltimore/Virginia region
  • Kevin S., Healthcare Industry, Southern California region
  • Telecom Professional, Human Resources Industry, Washington D.C./Baltimore/Virginia region

e-Cycle is trusted by more than 7,000 businesses, including some of the largest organizations in the world, for their wireless recycling and data protection needs. Providing businesses complimentary cell phone recycling and data security services, e-Cycle also increases their client’s revenue with a wireless buyback program. Since its inception in 2005, e-Cycle has purchased or recycled more than one million devices, keeping more than 250,000 pounds of toxic materials out of landfills.

For more information, visit www.e-cycle.com or call 1.877.215.5255.

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e-Cycle Launches “Get Started e-Cycling” Kit to Help Enterprises Initiate a Wireless Mobile Phone Buyback and Recycling Program

In response to client feedback and qualitative research, e-Cycle LLC has developed a comprehensive “Get Started e-Cycling” digital tool kit to assist large businesses and organizations initiate and manage an environmentally responsible, secure and profitable wireless mobile phone recycling program.

After conducting personal interviews with representatives from more than 500 leading U.S. enterprises, e-Cycle management discovered that while many organizations are aware of the escalating electronics waste problem in the U.S., as well as the financial and environmental benefits of wireless buyback, many lack the knowledge and/or resources to initiate a secure asset recovery and recycling program. According to e-Cycle VP of Sales Steve Clark, mobile data security is the main constraint enterprises face in starting a mobile phone recycling program.

“We found that many large organizations have no official recycling program in place and will either collect retired mobile phones in storage closets or simply destroy the reusable devices for scrap due to data security concerns,” said Clark. “These are not best practices from a security standpoint, an environmental standpoint or from a financial standpoint.”

Clark said that collecting and storing wireless devices (sometimes in the thousands) is not only a security concern because they still harbor sensitive business and private data, but also a financial mistake since many used mobile phones retain about 50 percent of their value up to 18 months after purchase. He went on to say that from an environmental perspective, reusing a wireless device saves 20 times more energy than simply recycling it for the precious metals. According to Clark, carrier trade-in programs are an option, however he said that these programs do not reap the financial rewards or address the stringent data security concerns that leading enterprises face.

That’s why e-Cycle developed the ‘Get Started e-Cycling’ kit for enterprises,” Clark said. “Large companies and organizations have critical security, sustainability, legal, logistical, and financial concerns and questions that need to be addressed before initiating a responsible asset recovery and recycling program—especially in the financial, government, and healthcare industries. The digital kit helps address these concerns and the in-region e-Cycle account manager assigned to the organization will ensure the ongoing success of the program.”

Clark said the “Get Started e-Cycling” kit includes an interactive form that helps the organization identify answers to key logistical questions, as well as a detailed FAQ sheet, data security and environmental protection information, insurance overview, and other helpful documents. He said that coupled with the help and guidance of e-Cycle’s experienced regional account managers, the e-Cycle program makes it easy for enterprises to quickly and efficiently establish and maintain a sustainable, secure, and profitable wireless recycling program.

About e-Cycle LLC

Ranked the #8 fastest growing environmental services company in the U.S. by Inc. 500|5000, e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless recycling. e-Cycle has a zero landfill policy. e-Cycle buys used smartphones and other reusable mobile devices that still retain value and recycles all others at no charge through an ISO Certified, EPA-registered facility. The information on every device is either deleted or destroyed through rigorous mobile security measures. e-Cycle CEO Chris Irion recently won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Cleantech category in the South Central Ohio and Kentucky region.

Visit www.e-Cycle.com or contact gogreen@e-Cycle.com or (877) 215-5255.

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Hackers Expose Critical Security Flaw on Apple iPad and iPhone Software | e-Cycle

A serious flaw was recently discovered in the Apple iOS operating system, allowing hackers to access sensitive information contained on Apple iPads and iPhones. A security gap in this program gives hackers the ability to manipulate a piece of malicious software into the operating system on these devices.

Hackers can infiltrate the weakness in the iOS software through an infected PDF document. When users attempt to open the PDF, destructive software will corrupt the iPhone or iPad giving hackers complete access to the private information on the device including confidential phone calls, emails, documents and passwords.

A program designed download and run applications not approved by Apple, exposed this limitation with the release of its latest update. Aware of this security issue, Apple firmly discourages the use of this process and if it is applied to an iPhone or iPad the program will void the warranty. An Apple update protecting against this vulnerability will be circulated in the near future however the release date has not yet been issued.

This Apple security defect has the potential to affect millions of users. Apple sold approximately 25 millions iPads since it’s launch last year and over 18 million iPhones in the first three months of the year. Click here to learn more about the security flaw on Apple iPhone and iPad software.

e-Cycle’s End-of-Life Mobile Phone Recycling and Data Security Solutions for Businesses
Mobile phones are more frequently becoming a target for hackers due to the tremendous amount of confidential data contained within the devices. e-Cycle is trusted with end-of-life mobile phone security and recycling for more than 7,000 organizations nationwide, including some of the largest companies in the world. To find out more on e-Cycle’s mobile phone buyback, recycling, and data deletion services, visit www.e-cycle.com.

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e-Cycle Mobile Recycling CEO Chris Irion Named 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in South Central Ohio and Kentucky Region

CEO of Columbus, Ohio based wireless mobile buyback, data protection, and recycling company honored with prestigious Cleantech Award

On June 30, e-Cycle LLC CEO Chris Irion was announced as the winner of the Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the Cleantech category for the South Central Ohio and Kentucky region. The award was presented at the at the Ernst & Young Award Gala in Cincinnati, Ohio. View all award winners here.

An elite group of judges, consisting of previous winners, CEOs and regional business leaders, selected Irion based on his demonstration of excellence and success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to his business and community. Chris credited the success of the company to his outstanding internal team and the growing list of e-Cycle clients dedicated to environmental protection through mobile phone recycling.

“I am truly honored to be chosen among such a distinguished group of business leaders,” said Irion. “I owe e-Cycle’s success not only to the amazing team of professionals we have developed throughout the years, but also our corporate clients that understand the importance of wireless recycling and data protection. I would not be here today without their continual support and dedication to environmental stewardship.”

Chris, along with the other regional honorees, will represent the South Central Ohio and Kentucky region at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards Gala on November 12, 2011, in Palm Springs, California. This gala will be the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, a weeklong gathering of the nation’s most prestigious high-growth, market leading companies.

Chris and his wife Tonia founded e-Cycle with their passion for technology, environmental protection, and charitable giving.  Recognizing the growing problem of cell phone e-waste and mobile data protection, they acted upon a unique opportunity to channel these passions toward a new venture that would address an emerging issue of corporate responsibility.

Since its inception in 2005, e-Cycle has purchased or recycled more than seven million devices, paid clients more than $12 million through its mobile buyback services and kept more than 240,000 pounds of e-waste out of landfills through the company’s complimentary recycling services to businesses. Millions of gallons of drinking water each year are contaminated due to the harmful toxins from e-waste in landfills.

About e-Cycle LLC

Ranked the #8 fastest growing environmental services company in the U.S. by Inc. 500|5000, e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless recycling. e-Cycle buys used iPhones, BlackBerrys, smartphones, iPads and other cell phones that still retain value and recycles all others at no charge through an EPA-registered facility. The company has a 100 percent zero landfill policy. The information on every device is either deleted or destroyed through rigorous mobile security measures.  e-Cycle is also an official enterprise recycling partner of Verizon Wireless.

About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program recognizes business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries around the world.

Visit www.e-Cycle.com or contact gogreen@e-Cycle.com or (877) 215-5255.

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Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4s – Upgrade to the Latest Unlocked Apple iPhone 4 Through e-Cycle’s Corporate iPhone 4 Buyback Program | e-Cycle

Apple is now offering all the features of the iPhone 4 with the option to activate the device on the GSM wireless carrier of your choice. This new iPhone provides the ideal solution for users who do not want a multi-year service contract or prefer using local carriers when traveling abroad. In addition, e-Cycle can help your organization upgrade to the latest iPhone technology by providing asset recovery for your company’s used mobile phones.

In the past, the iPhone 4 has been sold with a micro-SIM card or a small memory card that stores user wireless account information. The unlocked iPhone 4 will arrive without a micro-SIM card and users will simply obtain a micro-SIM directly from a GSM carrier.

GSM or Global System Mobile Communications is an industry standard and is used by most carriers around the world. Buying an unlocked iPhone 4 allows users to choose their own GSM carrier and because they are not committed to a long-term contract, GSM users have the ability to change carriers at any time. The unlocked iPhone 4 will also work with GSM carriers worldwide. Frequent travelers can even use multiple carriers.

For companies making the switch to the new unlocked iPhone 4, e-Cycle’s Apple iPhone buyback service delivers a simple solution for an upgrade. Not only will e-Cycle purchase your organization’s used iPhones, but also provide complimentary mobile data security and recycling services. e-Cycle data security experts will evaluate each device, erase all sensitive data and responsibly recycle all non-functioning mobile phones at no charge to the customer.

e-Cycle works with nearly 7,000 organizations nationwide, including some of the largest companies in the world. Since its inception in 2005, our company has purchased or recycled more than seven million wireless devices.

To find out more on e-Cycle’s mobile phone buyback, recycling, and data deletion services, or to request a quote, visit www.e-cycle.com.

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e-Cycle Launches Recycle And Win Summer Giveaway – Win An Apple iPad2 For Selling and/or Recycling Your Business Cell Phones.

e-Cycle’s Apple iPad2 Earth Day Giveaway was such a success, we are giving companies another opportunity to win simply by recycling your company cell phones. Businesses and organizations that recycle and/or sell their used wireless devices through e-Cycle from now through July 31 will be entered into a random drawing for the chance to win one of four Apple iPad2s.

Congratulations to the winning companies from our Earth Day iPad2 Giveaway:

  • Christina S.  – from the Great Plains region
  • Mike P. – from the West/Central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio region
  • Karen D. – from the Southern California region
  • Andrew P. – from the New York Metro area

e-Cycle’s Recycle and Win Giveaway offers the perfect solution for used corporate-liable cell phones that have been sitting collecting dust and creating data security concerns. e-Cycle will wipe the sensitive corporate data and recycle your mobile phones at no cost. Additionally, by putting money back into telecom budgets, e-Cycle helps organizations upgrade to the latest wireless technologies.

Entering the contest is easy:

More information about e-Cycle’s cell phone recycling services and the Apple iPad2 giveaway contest can be found by visiting http://www.e-Cycle.com/Verizon.

Trusted by nearly 7,000 organizations nationwide, including some of the largest companies in the world, e-Cycle has purchased or recycled more than seven million devices since 2005. Nearly 65 percent of the mobile phones that e-Cycle receives still retain monetary value and can be reused in secondary markets where the older technologies are still valued and needed.

e-Cycle it!
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e-Cycle CEO Chris Irion Named Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Ernst & Young announced e-Cycle CEO, Chris Irion, as a finalist for the 2011 Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the South Central Ohio and Kentucky region. This award program recognizes entrepreneurs demonstrating excellence and success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. An elite panel of judges selected Irion as a finalist from nearly 100 nominees.

“I am honored to be considered for this prestigious award,” Irion says. “At e-Cycle, we are committed to developing best practices for the wireless recycling industry. We are dedicated to outstanding customer service, education, environmental stewardship and giving back to the community and I feel truly privileged to be recognized.”

e-Cycle works with nearly 7,000 organizations nationwide, including some of the largest companies in the world, and has purchased or recycled more than seven million devices since 2005. e-Cycle provides businesses and organizations complimentary mobile phone recycling and data security services, while at the same time increases their revenue with a wireless buyback program. To date, e-Cycle has paid its clients more than 12-million dollars through its mobile buyback services.

Since Irion and his wife, Tonia Irion, founded e-Cycle in 2005, the company grew from two employees to 63 employees by the end of 2010. Irion chose not to utilize outside investors but instead, with a tremendous amount of time, energy and commitment, developed the company organically. In a time of economic challenges, e-Cycle brought new opportunities for growth and employment to the central Ohio region.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. This program recognizes business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries around the world. Irion is one of 25 finalists chosen throughout the South Central Ohio and Kentucky region. Award winners will be announced at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year gala on June 30, 2011.

About e-Cycle LLC
Ranked the #8 fastest growing environmental services company in the U.S. by Inc. 500|5000, e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless recycling. e-Cycle buys used iPhones, BlackBerrys, smartphones, iPads and other cell phones that still retain value and recycles all others at no charge through an EPA-registered facility. The company has a 100 percent zero landfill policy. The information on every device is either deleted or destroyed through rigorous mobile security measures.

Visit www.e-Cycle.com or contact gogreen@e-Cycle.com or (877) 215-5255.

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