R2 Audit

R2 Audits: 3 Things to Know

I have been doing internal R2 audits for many years now. In those years I’ve had the opportunity to work with, and see, lots of different types of companies. Big companies, small companies, companies that run like well-oiled machines and set the standard in their industry, and ragtag companies that do the bare minimum to…

R2 Certification

R2 Just Makes Sense

We usually speak with companies who have already decided to pursue getting R2 certification (Responsible Recycling) or renewing their certification. But we know that making this decision often comes at a cost. R2 costs money and it costs time. But are the pro’s worth it? We know it can be a big decision to make. As one user recently…

Recycling Standards

Recycling Standards: Top 3

Between R2, RIOS, and e-Stewards, the environmental/recycling standards landscape can get really confusing. What is RIOS and how does it compare to R2? What is e-Stewards and why would I need it? Which standards make sense for me? Below we review each of the major environmental standards you may consider for your business. We’ll describe…

R2

R2 Standard 2018 Update

The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) begins their 3 day meeting in Denver, Colorado today to discuss R2 standard revisions, which is open to the public. The R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been meeting regularly via conference call to consider revisions to the R2 Standard.  The TAC is comprised of…

R2 Makes Sense For Your Business

Why Your Business Needs R2

We usually speak with companies who have already decided to pursue getting R2 certification (Responsible Recycling) or renewing their certification. But we know that making this decision for your business often comes at a cost. R2 costs money and it costs time. But are the pro’s worth it? We know it can be a big decision to…

R2 Standard Shifting to R2v3

SERI R2 2017 (TAC) Meeting

On Nov. 7 – 9, 2017, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International ( SERI ) hosted an open meeting in Denver to discuss revising the R2 (Responsible Recycling) standard. The R2 Standard provides a common set of processes, safety measures, and documentation requirements for businesses that repair and recycle used electronics. R2 is rigorously and independently audited,…