R2 certification is an extremely high standard and can take many years to obtain it. It also means that our recycling process is verified by a third-party auditor to rigorously ensure that e-waste is disposed of safely and properly. R2 certification also needs to be re-issued every 3 years after an inspection. The checklist to become R2 certified is an extremely thorough 191 questions that cover the following topics:
- Environmental, Health and safety Management
- Responsible Management Strategies
- Legal Requirements
- On-site Environment, Health, and Safety
- Focus Materials
- Reusable Equipment and Components
- Tracking Throughput
- Data Destruction
- Insurance, Closure Plan, and Financial Responsibility
- Documentation and Recordkeeping
Below is an excerpt from 60 Minutes about the damge that improperly discarded electronics can cause. Electronics contain extensive amounts of harmful plastics, chemicals, and metals that when just thrown away can cause landfills to overflow, pollute groud water, and for electronic producers to consume more energy. Disposing of electronics yourself, or using a company that does so improperly can negetively impact the enviornement and endanger lives.
When you use PC Recyclers you ensure that all your equipment is being recycled properly. Give us a call or email today!