LONDON -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI) ('EWSI' or the "Company"), an electronic waste management services, technology and reverse logistics company and the first pure public eWaste company, announced today that, it has agreed to a Master License Distribution Agreement with Village Green Global, Inc. ('VGG'), offering wider commercial benefits for EWSI and its affiliates. The revolutionary combination of eWaste and Carbon Credits in one package presents significant revenue opportunities within a combined $100+ Billion eWaste and $80+ Billion carbon credit market. (1, 2, 3)
Predicted to be the world's biggest commodity market growing to $1 trillion within a decade, the management of carbon emissions is one of the fastest-growing segments in many developed cities. The global carbon market is estimated at $84 billion at the end of 2012. (1) Exponential proliferation of electronics, including global manufacturing, distribution, and the resultant e-waste, leaves a massive carbon footprint. It is estimated that the embodied emissions in electronic goods imported to the US alone increased nearly 300% from ~170 Million metric tons of CO2 in 1997 to ~470 Million metric tons just seven years later.(2)
"Beyond the obvious benefit of reducing carbon emissions and generating revenues from Carbon Credits, the immediate savings on energy consumption and the environmentally responsible recycling which follows, makes eWasteCC of great appeal even for small companies that would not think of trading on the CC market on their own," said Mr. Martin Nielson, Founder and CEO of EWSI.
"Simultaneous with this rollout, we are now publicly announcing an active USA and global recruitment effort, inviting business executives and resellers to join us. We call out to organizations who want to reduce their cost of operations, increase their revenues and reduce their carbon footprint to contact us as prospective customers. And, we call on recyclers, distributors, IT systems integrators and other companies in the reverse logistics industry to join us as affiliates in the rollout out of this breakthrough opportunity to make a greener planet while enhancing commercial results," stated Mr. Nielson.
The strategy behind the commercial deployment of eWasteCC is twofold. First, in conjunction with the proprietary SMARTweb software from VGG, EWSI offers organizations an effective solution to drive down energy costs and recover value from their old electronics. Second, the technology provides a detailed and visual map through an entire organization whereby their electronic devices are automatically measured and analyzed to deliver performance improvements, identify problem areas, eliminate underperforming assets and generate carbon credit revenues. It is a comprehensive way to reduce costs of operation. And most importantly, with eWasteCC and EWSI's ZERO LANDFILL commitment, adopters of this technology can achieve additional potential benefits of revenue enhancements from carbon credit sales.
In conjunction with this announcement, the public is reminded that the software's public launch and demonstration will take place on August 15th, 2013 from 8:00am to 10:00am at the Microsoft Store in Costa Mesa, CA. An invitation is posted on EWSI's website: www.ewastesystems.com. EWSI's team in Southern California, led by Julie Peterson, President of E-Waste Systems (CA) and Doug Smith, Founder and CEO of VGG, will oversee the rollout following the public launch later this week.
"This is a breakthrough in the industry. The cloud-based technology of eWasteCC with VGG's SmartWeb is unprecedented on a commercial scale," said Julie Peterson, President of E-Waste Systems (CA).
eWasteCC will be available only to EWSI's network, and with this introduction, the Company now launches a recruitment program to enlarge the distribution network. Those individuals and organizations that choose to join EWSI in this program stand to deliver to customers the following:
•Reduced operating expenses associated with inefficient and improperly utilized electronics •Recovery of maximum value from electronics at end-of-life •Quantification of the environmental benefits derived from the proper recycling of electronics, which can further support Social Responsibility and Sustainability objectives •Monetization of these environmental benefits in the form of Carbon Credits
eWasteCC is integrated with VGG's SMARTweb, a SaaS platform (eWasteCC), to suitably combine carbon credits while reducing eWaste environmental pressures. The product provides organizations with auditable reports of resources consumed and expended -- including energy, water, waste, transport, carbon, and natural gas -- alongside specific recommendations for improving performance. Thus, eWasteCC and SMARTweb provide a verifiable way for an organization to:
•Evaluate and demonstrate resource reduction initiatives and ROI in energy efficiency, •Gain insight and transparency into carbon and resource liabilities and potential assets, •Manage, track, and report environmental impact to a variety of agencies and protocols •Create new revenue streams (e.g., by documenting emission reductions for carbon trading)
When the result involves replacing wasteful and/or end-of-life assets, then the responsible recycling of electronics through EWSI recovers constituent materials that would otherwise be wasted and cause environmental contamination in a landfill. Recycling these materials requires less energy than and lowers the need for mining virgin natural resources, reducing the carbon footprint of electronics throughout their lifecycle.
Also collaborating with EWSI and VGG on eWasteCC is Semper Pacific Wealth Strategies (SPWS), an investment advisory and business development firm, and its CEO Michael W. Malott, who is also a material investor in the module. "The goal is to empower end users with the tools necessary to better identify, quantify then monetize their eWaste assets or reduce their potential liabilities. After many months of focus and planning we are pleased to announce a tested and robust solution to the commercial marketplace," said Mr. Malott.
The Master License Agreement includes the rights to distribute and sell VGG's suite of software as a service (SaaS) solutions under the SMARTweb name. The partnership between VGG and EWSI as a result of this agreement allows each company to market the services and software of the other to their respective markets and to 3rd parties.
EWSI presently is able to arrange collections in the USA from any zip code, has entered the UK market, opened a key office in China, launched a partnership in Australia and recently announced deals in Mexico, India and South America. EWSI brings technology -- including its recently announced proprietary ePlant1000 , eWasteCC carbon credit and eWasteTRACK solutions -- regulatory knowledge, industry experience and management services to its subsidiaries, affiliates, brand licensees, and teaming partners around the world as part of its strategy to extend the global influence of the Company's branded services and technologies.
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1. Blumberg Advisory Group
2. Environmental Leader, http://www.environmentalleader.com/2013/02/12/n-american-carbon-markets-to-more-than-double- this-year/
3. Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment Carbon Emissions Embodied in Importation, Transport and Retail of Electronics in the U.S.: A Growing Global Issue, Orlando, FL, USA, May 07-May 10, ISBN: 1-4244-0861-X.
The e-waste and reverse logistics market has become a $100B+ annual business (Source: Blumberg Advisory Group, Inc.(2)), excluding much of the resale of still usable goods that flood the marketplace as new updates in software and hardware are released. Furthermore, as environmental legislation and policies sets more stringent requirements for the disposal of these items, many analysts and practitioners expect e-waste to grow faster than any other waste stream over the next 5 years. The benefits of e-waste management and recycling are many, including conservation of natural resources, creation of new jobs, prevention of environmental contamination by toxic chemicals, and reduction of energy requirements.
About E-Waste Systems, Inc.
E-Waste Systems, Inc. is the first pure play public company in the emerging waste electrical and electronics equipment ("WEEE") industry. EWSI targets companies facing regulatory or other mandates for handling e-waste. EWSI operates and assists its large geographical network of affiliates, applying best practices in professional management, offering state-of-the-art engineering, and providing a truly global e-waste solution. Additional information, including the business plan summary, is available on the Company's website, www.ewastesystems.com.
Village Green Global Inc. ("VGG") is a private company that has developed scalable energy and carbon accounting software, offered as a service (SaaS), to large greenhouse gas emitters for corporate social responsibility reporting and compliance management. Once objectively measured by VGG's software, emissions or energy saved by a greenhouse gas emitter can be publically and privately sold as energy or emission credits to generate a new source of revenue to support energy efficiency and improved profitability. VGG's core activities are the development and sale of energy and carbon accounting software services, environmental education and consulting, and the verification of energy or emission credits for carbon trading. For more information visit www.villagegreenglobal.com.
About Semper Pacific
Semper Pacific Wealth Strategies (SPWS) is a boutique investment advisory firm specializing in commodity futures, futures options, hedging and Foreign Exchange (FOREX).
Safe Harbor Statement: Certain statements and information included in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in such statements. Additional discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's projections, estimates and expectations is contained in the Company's SEC filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or developments, except as required by federal securities laws.
E-Waste Systems, Inc.
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