Employees and WNY recycled devices showcased in the nation’s capital.

Who: Sunnking Electronics Recycling & Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Where: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC

  • Interviews ARE available with Sunnking, its featured employee, and the Smithsonian.
  • Attached Photo Caption: Hundreds of Locally Recycled Cell Phones Loaned to the Exhibit.
  • Photos of the new exhibition can be accessed via Dropbox here.

(Brockport, NY) – Sunnking, a nationally recognized electronics recycling, and corporate ITAD company, announces its inclusion in the upcoming cellphone exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The exhibit titled “Cellphone: Unseen Connections” will highlight the evolution of cell phones and their impact on society over the past few decades. The recycler sent hundreds of locally recycled phones to be displayed and will have two employee profiles featured in the exhibit.

“We’re thrilled to contribute to the Smithsonian’s ‘Connected’ exhibit and to share with their guests the importance of responsible electronics disposal,” said Adam Shine, President of Sunnking. “As a company committed to sustainability and e-waste reduction, it’s an incredible honor to have our history, story, and community be a part of the celebration of this exhibit.”

The cellphone exhibit, which opens to the public on Friday, June 23, 2023, spans the entirety of cellphone history, complete with interactive displays, video installations, and other multimedia experiences.

“Where Sunnking comes in is they are a fantastic story of a U.S.-based industry that is at the heart of dealing with the e-waste problem or electronic debris and finding ways to harvest materials and further the lives of these minerals that go into [cellphones],” said Joshua Bell, curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Local employees like Tammy Maxon will be showcased as part of “a diverse group of changemakers who are shaping the cellphones’ present and future.”

Sunnking’s contribution to ‘Connected’ includes involvement in a display on the responsible disposal of electronics and their components. This is especially important, given the e-waste crisis, which has resulted in dangerous consequences when these items are not properly recycled. Sunnking’s display will serve as a reminder of the importance of reducing e-waste and highlight the company’s efforts to provide a responsible and sustainable solution.

The Smithsonian is one of the world’s oldest museums and research institutions, and its National Museum of American History is famed for showcasing America’s most significant innovations, ideas, and cultural artifacts.

The exhibit marks another significant moment for Sunnking as they have long championed sustainable, environmentally responsible recycling. Since 2000, Sunnking has been committed to providing secure, efficient, and environmentally responsible electronics recycling and data destruction services to clients around the United States.

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