The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C., has redesigned the logos for its voluntary certification programs RIOS and R2/RIOS. Both certifications are available internationally to certify facilities recycling and processing metal, paper, plastic, rubber, glass and electronic scrap. ISRI says the new logos were inspired by the attributes of the two certification programs that make them unique and the designs reflect those differences.
RIOS (Recycling Industry Operating Standard) is an environmental, health and safety management system designed for all recycling facilities. ISRI says the new RIOS logo includes imagery that reflects the Plan, Do, Check, Act system of RIOS in the ‘O’ and are in a shade of blue to bring to mind the metals often found in a RIOS certified facility.
R2/RIOS certification is a combination of the RIOS management system and the Responsible Recycling Practices (R2) standard, which is managed by R2 Solutions. The revised R2/RIOS logo incorporates the new R2 logo to showcase the two certifications as well as green tones in honor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s role in the creation of the original R2 standard.
“We are thrilled to reveal the new logos for our industry certification programs,” says Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “These logos represent a complete rebranding of our certification programs, which helps us to clearly communicate the importance of voluntary certification not only to industry professionals, but also to customers and consumers.”