E-Waste LLC, based in Hudson, Ohio, has reported that it has obtained the R2 (Responsible Recycling Practices) and ISO 14001:2004 certifications.
“To our customers this means that we will mitigate their e-waste disposal risks by meeting the highest industry recycling and environmental standards and will continuously be audited to ensure compliance,” says Jim Cleveland, e-Waste president and CEO.
“We will continually work directly with corporations, state and local agencies as well as the residential sector, offering environmentally responsible solutions for the handling and recycling of computers and electronics,” he adds.
The R2 Standard sets forth requirements relating to environmental, health, safety and security aspects of electronics recycling. It also requires electronics recyclers to assure that toxic material streams are managed safely and responsibly by downstream vendors through to final disposition. R2 also prohibits certified parties and their downstream vendors from exporting toxic materials to countries that have enacted laws making their import illegal.
Adherence to ISO 14001:2004 standards helps organizations minimize their operations’ effect the environment and aid compliance with all applicable environmental legal requirements.