Published Monday, May 13, 2013
The R2 standard and certification program, which so many rely on as an assurance of responsible ITAD services, is getting a makeover – making it the strongest, most reliable means of assuring industry best practices are being implemented by an ITAD service provider. R2:2013, as the new program is being called, increases the oversight and other more»
Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013
How does the proposed R2:2013 standard stack up against the e-Stewards standard? What are the legal issues e-scrap processors need to be aware of? Lawyers from Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP offer their perspective.
View the complete article originally published in the March 2013 print issue of E-Scrap News here.
Published Friday, August 10, 2012
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to launch a new program called the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. One of three stated goals is to "Increase responsible recycling through commitments to use third-party certified recyclers." This further stresses the importance of R2 Certification in the more»
Published Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Until recently, municipalities, businesses and residents seeking recycling services for used electronic equipment had very few assurances that electronic scrap would be handled correctly by their chosen recycler. Aside from a recycler’s promise, how would consumers of electronics recycling services know claims of environmental and social responsibility were more»
Published Thursday, April 12, 2012
One of the most important, and gratifying, developments in the electronics refurbishing and recycling industries has been the growing awareness of voluntary industry standards, and the understanding of how these standards develop sustainable business practices. Standards, when developed through an open and transparent process, and demanded by consumers, more»
Published Monday, August 8, 2011
We’ve all heard the horror stories about potentially toxic
electronic waste—such as computers, televisions and cell phones—being
shipped to China, where it undergoes a sketchy-at-best recycling process
to recover valuable metals such as gold, copper, silver and aluminum.
Here’s how writer Terry J. Allen describes workers in Guiyu, a town
in China more»
Published Friday, June 17, 2011
R2 Solutions submitted comments to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors objecting to the proposed e-scrap ordinance.
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Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
Have your customers or colleagues asked where your electronic products end up after use? They may have seen photos or footage of
manual electronics “recycling” communities in disadvantaged regions of
the world, and don’t want their products to be associated with
deplorable conditions. Until now, you may not have been able to answer
with certainty that more»
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