CXtec® and TERACAI™ achieve "Blue Ribbon Recycler" certifcation

  • Sep 8, 2010
CXtec®, a global provider of certified pre-owned voice and data equipment and cabling, and TERACAI™, a Cisco Silver Partner that helps its customers build, manage and optimize core networking, communication and data center solutions, have been certified as "Blue Ribbon Recyclers" by the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA).

OCRRA developed the "Blue Ribbon Recycler" program to certify and recognize good business recycling and waste reduction practices. It is a voluntary program that encourages Onondaga County businesses, institutions and organizations to implement proactive recycling and waste minimization initiatives that are good for the bottom line and the environment.

Each business or organization that obtains certification must meet detailed criteria outlined by OCRRA. The criteria define materials that must be recycled, the processes by which recycling and transport of materials should be completed, and how special food service and manufacturing materials should be properly disposed of or reused.

"We are thrilled to achieve 'Blue Ribbon Recycler' certification by OCRRA," said Barbara Ashkin, chief operating officer, CXtec and TERACAI. "This certification serves as a testament to our environmentally conscious practices, and we will continue to look for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint in the coming years."

CXtec and TERACAI undertook several proactive measures to meet the requirements of the "Blue Ribbon Recycler" program and reduce waste. Both organizations have solidified their recycling processes and policies. For example, electric hand dryers were installed to reduce paper towel waste, and employees have been encouraged to use washable dishware. In addition, several printers were set up to print on both sides of the paper to reduce paper use. The companies purchase copy paper that is made from 30 percent recycled material, and much of the cardboard they receive in shipments is shredded and reused to ship products to customers. The remaining cardboard is sorted and recycled. Redeemable cans and bottles are also separated, and once the cans and bottles are returned, CXtec and TERACAI donate the deposit money to Meals on Wheels in North Syracuse, N.Y.

"We are proud to recognize CXtec and TERACAI as excellent business recycling performers and award them with 'Blue Ribbon Recycler' certification," said Dave Nettle, recycling specialist, OCRRA. "We applaud their recycling and waste reduction efforts and encourage every organization to strive to reduce its carbon footprint."

CXtec also has its own asset recovery program called LIFECYCLExpress™ for product end-of-life management. The program includes asset disposal services for safe and responsible recycling and data destruction. Unwanted IT equipment is discarded and recycled safely, securely and in an environmentally responsible way. The LIFECYCLExpress program also offers cash, credit or trade for used voice and data equipment through technology remarketing.

About CXtec
For more than three decades, CXtec has helped customers reduce the cost of their networking and technology infrastructure. CXtec has pioneered new product categories like equal2new®, developed innovations like the CABLExpress® Skinny-Trunk® Solution, created new ways to maximize the value of unwanted IT assets and continues to provide a comprehensive offering of technology products that keep networks up and costs down.

2010 marks the ninth consecutive year CXtec has been ranked in the VARBusiness list of North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators. The ISO-certified company's World Headquarters is in North Syracuse, N.Y., and its Technology Certification and Distribution Center is in Syracuse, N.Y. For more information, visit, or call 800-767-3282.

TERACAI helps commercial, health care and education customers build and manage their core networking, communications and data center solutions. An ISO-certified, top-tier Cisco VAR, TERACAI has achieved Cisco specializations in Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Security, Advanced Unified Communications, Advanced Wireless LAN and Small Business. TERACAI consistently receives Cisco's highest distinction for Customer Satisfaction Excellence. For more information, visit, or call 800-913-9459. For more information on TERACAI, please visit, or call 800-913-9459.