e-Cycle Receives Top Honors as Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year in the 2013 International Business Awards

Also selected as Best New Service of the Year for e-Stewards certified recycling practices

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2013 – e-Cycle, an enterprise wireless buyback and recycling company based in the U.S., received two gold Stevie® Awards in The 10th Annual International Business Awards. More than 50 nations and territories from around the world submitted entries in this year’s awards competition. e-Cycle was awarded top honors in the categories of Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year (in Canada and the U.S.) and Best New Product or Service of the Year (Business-to-Business Services). Winners will be honored at a banquet in Barcelona, Spain on October 14.

e-Cycle is a leading wireless asset recovery, data security and recycling company whose clients include the largest enterprises and organizations in the world. The first mobile buyback and recycling company to be e-Stewards certified, e-Cycle adheres to the highest global standards for environmental protection and worker safety. e-Cycle purchases used mobile devices from businesses, major organizations and individuals, and sanitizes the confidential information on each device using rigorous, multi-step data deletion processes. e-Cycle reuses devices with retail value and recycles all end-of-life devices and accessories as a complimentary service.

“The International Business Awards is a premier business awards program, so we are very honored to be recognized as the top company in our categories,” said e-Cycle co-founder and President Tonia Irion. “Winning this prestigious award allows us the opportunity to promote the importance of using e-Stewards certified electronics recycling companies. We urge companies worldwide to join us in our efforts to stop the export of e-waste into ‘toxic wastelands’ in China, India and other developing countries.”

Winners were selected from more than 3,300 nominations submitted by organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” approximately 250 executives from around the world participated in the judging process this year.

“The 2013 International Business Awards are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The judges have been unanimous in their comments about the quality of achievements, and the expertise with which they were portrayed, in the nominations we received this year. We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About e-Cycle
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 the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.