R2 Solutions

About R2 Solutions

R2 Solutions (R2S) is a non-profit organization established to house the R2 Standard.  It will conduct educational and outreach services and provide administrative support for the multi-stakeholder R2 Technical Advisory Committee.

Our Goals:

  • Assure open, transparent, and balanced governance of the R2 Standard
  • Educate about responsible recycling practices
  • Promote the use of the R2 Standard
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration in furtherance of responsible electronics recycling throughout the world


Education and Outreach:

R2 Solutions will reach out to customers of electronic recyclers, providing them with information about the benefits of partnering with R2-certified e-reyclers.  It will also reach out to e-recyclers, providing them with information about the benefits of being R2 certified.

R2 Solutions will play a significant role educating all audiences regarding responsible electronics recycling practices.

Technical Advisory Committee:

The R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is responsible for the content of the R2 Standard going forward.  The TAC is an independent, multi-stakeholder entity, with R2 Solutions providing administrative support.  It is balanced in its make-up and transparent in its deliberations, providing the opportunity for input and due process to all interested parties.

R2 Solutions Board of Directors:

John DeVillars works in the area of renewable energy as Managing Partner of BlueWave Capital.  The Regional Administrator for New England during President Clinton’s EPA, he served as co-Chair of EPA’s national Common Sense Initiative Advisory Group for the electronics industry.

John Howard is currently working as an independent public policy consultant after a distinguished career in the field of law.  During the Bush Administration, he served as the Federal Environmental Executive and went on to chair EPA's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology.

John Lingelbach is a nationally-recognized environmental mediator who is currently serving as Acting Executive Director of R2 Solutions. From 2006 through 2008, he facilitated the multi-stakeholder development of the R2 Practices.

Pete Regan is currently working with private-equity backed companies and with several non-profits. Previously, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of ERM, Inc., the world’s leading global provider of EHS, risk and social consulting services.

Lynn Rubinstein is the Executive Director of the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) for the past 11 years. NERC's mission is to advance an environmentally sustainable economy by promoting source and toxicity reduction, recycling, and the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services.