CEO of PK Metals discusses electronics recycling for

Phillip Fava, CEO of PK Metals, discusses electronics recycling and how it can save corporations millions – maybe even billions – of dollars on

The article, “How Recycling E-Waste Avoids $1 Billion in Cost to Sprint” was published July 16.

PK Metals, in Long Island, N.Y. , holds R2 and RIOS certifications and is a member of the Institute of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Other blog posts written by Fava appear on, including a piece discussing the importance of end-of-life management of electronics and the extensive role of reuse in the electronics recycling industry.

PK Metals was started on Long Island in 1979, and has expanded to recycling a wide variety of metal, plastic and electronic scrap. The company began with five workers, and now employs more than 80 people.

Philip Fava has been with PK Metals since its beginning in 1979, serving as General Manager until 1983 when he became President & CEO. He serves as the co-chair of the NY ISRI Legislative Caucus and has also served as president on the board of the NY Chapter of ISRI from 2004-2006. Philip also serves on the board of Good Shepherd Hospice.

In his blog on Sprint’s environmental efforts, Fava addresses cost savings and taking steps at the manufacturing phase, making sure designs are sustainable and durable for future reuse.

For more on Sprint, visit

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  1. The link to that forbes article doesn’t work

  2. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyways, just wanted to say superb blog!


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