Continuing in its commitment to be a leading electronics recycling provider RNA Worldwide is proud to announce that it has received the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) Certification.
The Recycling Practices Standard, known as R2, requires implementation of an environmental, health and safety management system incorporating best practices for worker health and safety, data destruction and security, the environment, domestic and international downstream management of end-of-life electronic material and equipment.
R2 is particularly focused on electronics that contain cathode ray tubes, circuit boards, items containing mercury/PCBs, and batteries – seeking to ensure that these materials are not incinerated or land filled.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) facilitated development of R2 in a stakeholder process including representatives from federal and state governments, electronics manufacturers, electronics refurbishing and recycling professionals, and trade associations.
RNA Worldwide earned the certification following multiple extensive audits by an ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board third-party auditor Perry Johnson Registrars.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
As the population of the world increases recycling is becoming increasingly more important. Our technologically advanced societies are creating more products and packaging that look good and are indestructible, but can take centuries to break down.
Stretching for hundreds of miles, and possibly the size of Texas, the giant migrating mass also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex can be seen in patches floating along the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Courtesy of Green Bags Unlimited)
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Yes, you can tell people to help clean the ground. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.