CExchange Receives R2 Certification

Texas recycling firm certified to environmental, health, safety and security standards.

January 2, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Certification Electronics

The electronics recycling firm Consumer Electronic Exchange (CExchange), headquartered in Carrolton, Texas, has achieved Responsible Recycling Practices (R2) certification following a third-party audit of the company's operations.

The R2 Standard sets forth requirements relating to environmental, health, safety and security aspects of electronics recycling. According to CExchange, R2 certification is granted to companies that comply with recycling standards based on a combination of state and national laws, international regulations and industry-accepted best practices. The certification also requires recyclers and their vendors to assure that toxic material streams are managed through to final disposition.

“There is no greater responsibility than protecting our clients’ trade-in and recycling by adhering to the most rigorous environmental criteria for recycling e-waste," says Hunter Howard, CExchange president and COO. "To CExchange, matters of reuse and recycling are not treated simply as business practices—rather, it’s about a commitment we have to environmental stewardship and social accountability."

Scott Nordhaus, CEO of CExchange, adds, “We are proud that R2 certification and our commitment to managing our partner programs to its comprehensive set of safety and security regulations serves as an example for the electronics trade-in industry. Unlike most other trade-in programs, we take complete control and full responsibility for all used electronic equipment from the moment it leaves the hands of the consumer until it is either reused or recycled."