Acme Electronics Recycling, Galion, Ohio, has reported that it has achieved ISO 14001 and R2 (Responsible Recycling Practices) certifications. The certifications require and assist in the implementation of worker health and safety, environmental managment and security best practices.
“Acme Electronics Recycling is excited and honored to join the ranks of R2-certified e-recyclers," Rodney Lewis, Acme compliance director, says. "We have always taken strides to perform to industry standards and best practices, and achieving R2 certification and third-party ISO 14001 certification has permitted us to take a step to the next level of e-recycling and has proven our commitment to our employees and customers to provide a safe and secure solution that is environmentally responsible. These certifications represent a process, rather than a goal, and the team at AER will continue to strive to improve."
The company’s operation includes a high-capacity shredding process that uses a primary and a secondary shredder, an eddy-current separator, customized sorting stations and optical sorting. Acme also provides ITAM (IT asset management), proprietary product destruction and resource recovery services.
Acme Refining, based in Chicago, is Acme Electronics Recycling's parent company. In addition to processing electronic scrap, Acme Refining processes nonferrous scrap from throughout the Midwest and provides document destruction and paper and cardboard recycling services.