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Demonstrate your organization's commitment to environmental stewardship
In today's electronic digital age, the proliferation of electronic devices and appliances combined with technology's rapid rate of obsolescence has increased the amount of electronic waste (e-waste). Consumer electronics account for up to five percent of the total materials flowing into the municipal solid waste stream, but they are the fastest growing component of these waste streams, growing five times faster than other types of waste.
Such discarded items containing components and metals that are recyclable include televisions, computers, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, telephones, cellular phones, stereos, mp3 players, VCRs, and DVD players. All this discarded e-waste ends up in municipal landfills or shipped overseas where ofttimes it ends up in open dumping sites, posing safety and health hazards.
What is Responsible Recycling R2 Certification?
For those organizations involved in the recycling of electronics, obtaining R2 certification demonstrates a commitment to manufacturers and consumers alike that they are willing to employ practices to reduce the potential environmental impact associated with electronics disposal. The guidelines of the standard cover computers, peripherals, cell phones, and televisions sent to recyclers for proper refurbishment and recycling. The practices extend to all recycling processes including refurbishment, repair, and recycling of electronic materials.
Compliance to the R2 practices is voluntary and does not replace electronic recyclers' legal obligations. If a requirement of R2 conflicts with an applicable legal requirement, the recycler must adhere to the legal requirement.
Benefits of R2 Certification
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