New York-based electronics recycler says it is one of the first companies in the state to be certified to the updated standard.
, an electronics recycling and data destruction company with locations in Brockport and Buffalo, New York, reports that it has successfully been certified to the updated R2/RIOS:2013 Standard, making it one of the first electronics recyclers in New York to be certified to the revised standard.
R2/RIOS is a combination of the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices and the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS). The R2/RIOS:2013 Standard establishes responsible recycling practices for the recycling of electronics globally.
RIOS is an integrated quality, environmental, health and safety system based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 that focuses on aspects relevant to the scrap recycling industry. The six components of RIOS cover general requirements, policy, planning, implementation, checking and corrective action and management.
The R2:2013 Standard was developed by the R2 Solutions Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) as the next generation of the R2 Standard, which was first released in 2008 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
For additional information on the updated R2 Standard, see this Recycling Today
article from the January 2014 issue.