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Albert Boufarah is the CEO of SAMR, Inc., a premier electronics recycling company that provides solutions for towns, businesses, schools, hospitals, and government entities. In a series of blogs and interviews, Albert discusses his career and the importance of electronic recycling.

Citing the New York state SHIELD Act that was recently signed into law, Albert Boufarah, Founder and President of SAMR Inc., one of the nation’s premier fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has warned of an abruptly changing legal tightrope for all companies that manage customer information.

Individual actions when it comes to recycling responsibly are a necessity even if they seem to be minor. However, the actions of a group or community can also be extremely powerful. 

We are in the middle of an unprecedented climate crisis, which means the time to act is now. Luckily, there are many ways for people of all ages to reduce their impact on the environment. 

Electronic waste, sometimes referred to as e-waste, has become increasingly important owing to the rapid rise of technology coupled with the ongoing climate crisis. 

While recycling electronic products is a popular way to reduce a person’s carbon footprint, the other two “Rs” of Reduce and Reuse should be taken into consideration.

The idea for SAMR Inc. was borne out of my experience, which instilled sustainability and environmental responsibility into my mind from a young age. Having been introduced to waste management, I became familiar with how much people throw away, but also what people are throwing away. Not every item takes the same amount of resources to recycle, and this was the case for electronics. As one of the most complex items to dismantle and recycle, most people don’t even know where to begin. I wanted to try and build a business that solved a serious problem, and SAMR Inc. does just that.

Recycling methods have come a long way in the past 25 years. E-waste recycling firms are now able to recover materials that would have gone to waste in the past.

Environmentally conscious technology users understand the importance of lowering their carbon footprint. Today, the effects of excess carbon on the atmosphere are well-known, …

The technology boom of the last three decades presents a new challenge for businesses of all sizes. There are countless federal laws on the books that lay out the ground rules for how …

Battery varieties are more plentiful than ever nowadays. The most common batteries for use around your home are the rechargeable [Lithium-Ion, Nickel Cadmium, & Nickel Metal Hydride) …

A Discussion with Albert Boufarah On Re-Creating an Environment We are Proud Of

When I was younger, I worked for my own waste management company. While there, I started noticing all the old electronics that people were disposing of and not realizing that these electronics were filled with precious metals. I began taking apart the computers and mainframes and selling the components for their gold value. From there, I realized how much potential there was in electronics recycling and helping the environment.

Each business plays a part in contributing to sustainability initiatives for the purpose of environmental preservation. Such an endeavor can even be beneficial to corporations when it …

Americans throw away an estimated $55 billion in e-waste material annually, and only 12.5% of all electronic waste is currently recycled. This means that $48.1 billion dollars is not being recycled.

President and CEO of SAMR Inc. Albert Boufarah, the leading recycler of electronic scrap and information technology asset disposition (ITAD) in the United State, has recently announced its …

President of SAMR, Inc., Announces New On-Site Hard Drive Destroyer to Maximize Customer Data Security

Albert Boufarah, the president of SAMR, Inc., a premier electronics recycling company that services customers across the United States, has recently added new hard drive destroying technology. This is the next step in ensuring the complete destruction of sensitive customer data.

Albert Boufarah founded SAMR, Inc. in 1998. As the owner and CEO as well as the president of the company, Mr. Boufarah ensures that SAMR keeps up with the latest standards, technology, and innovation in the industry.