Published Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Although electronic waste can be harmful to people and the environment, banning it outright can have negative impacts, too.
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Published Wednesday, November 6, 2013
John Shegerian, host of Green is Good Radio, recently asked John Lingelbach about the evolution of responsible recycling and R2 Solutions. “Back in 2006, it was the Wild Wild West of electronics recycling,” Lingelbach recalls. “There was no way to know what you were getting into when you were partnering with an electronics recycler. The more»
Published Thursday, August 1, 2013
R2 was never intended to be a static set of practices, so R2 Solutions convened another multi-stakeholder group, the R2 Technical Advisory Committee, in 2011 to improve the standard based on input from its members as well as public comments. The result is a next-generation version of the standard, R2:2013, which reinforces and builds on the foundation of more»
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.
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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»
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