FAIR LAWN, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AnythingIT, Inc., (OTCBB:ANYI), a leading information technology electronics recycler and e-waste handler serving both government and commercial markets, has just released an informative new White Paper: The Use of Prison Labor – The Economic, Environmental, and Security Concerns.
Prison labor is often utilized to process electronic waste (e-waste). Approximately 17,000 inmates are employed by a single organization that has had safety and security issues. This controversial paper examines the history, problems, and current status of this widely used practice.
In Grand Rapids, MI, U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga is focusing on The Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) with a new bill that was introduced in May, 2013. Huizenga's bill would get rid of that "no-bid" status, essentially forcing UNICOR to compete with private companies. David Bernstein, CEO at AnythingIT states, "We need to level the competitive playing field. UNICOR must compete with small businesses for government contracts if small businesses are going to have a chance to succeed."
AnythingIT is a leading asset management vendor and e-waste handler serving OEM's, Equipment Resellers, government and enterprise clients. Services provided by the company include: data scrubbing, shredding, inventory management, repair and remarketing of equipment and recycling of parts and materials. AnythingIT has been operating since 1992 and is a GSA Schedule Holder who has achieved R2 and ISO 14001 certification.
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