Many Industries and State Regulations are Requiring that Recyclers be Certified.
AGI is Proud to be R2 Certified and responsibly recycling most Digital devices. If you have digital devices laying around collecting dust, please contact our customer service to have them recycled.
Environmental consciousness has become a worldwide concern and nowhere is this more evident than the global marketplace! National and international markets are demanding a greater respect for the environment. Many industries and states are now requiring recycling certification.
Millions of tons of electronic waste are generated around the world every year. According to the EPA, the U.S. government alone is disposing of 10,000 computer monitors per week. All this e-waste is either ending up in landfills or getting exported to China, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Nigeria, etc. Instead of being recycled or disposed of properly this exported waste is often left in dumps and heaps where it is a significant threat to the local environment and the people in these areas.
The effective implementation of recycling standards gives your company a great competitive advantage. It shows that you have the discipline to identify, understand, and fully implement your customers’ needs, requirements, and expectations. Certification will help promote safe and effective recovery and reuse of electronic equipment and materials as well as guarding downstream control of the recycling chain and minimize public health risks.
RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING – R2 – The R2 standard sets forth requirements relating to environmental and public health, worker health and safety, security, and the entire chain of custody of toxic materials through final disposition. It prohibits e-recyclers and their downstream vendors from exporting these more toxic materials to countries that have enacted laws making their import illegal.
The information for this post was taken from our certification body, Orion Registrar Inc. website, follow this link for more details on R2, Responsible Recycling certification.