e-Recycling becomes one of the first organizations to be certified to R2V3 at all three California Processing Facilities.
Responsible Use and Recycling of the R2v3 Standard focuses on regulating the impact of electronics refurbishing and recycling on the environment and workers associated with the e-recycling industry. Established in North America in 2008— the Standard is widely adopted by electronic recyclers, including IT Asset Disposition companies (ITADs), refurbishers and resellers for sustainable electronics recycling in an eco-friendly way through the Test, Repair, Reuse, and Recycling stages.
R2v3, was adopted in July 2020 by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), it is the second major revision or upgrade of the R2 Practices since 2013, when the first revision was released. According to the R2 version 3.0 documentation (© SERI, 2020: The R2 Standard by SERI Version 3 (R2v3), R2 certification can help IT asset managers, buyers of IT asset destruction, refurbishing and remarketing services, and recyclers to reinforce confidence on sustainable & safe management of used electronics equipment. Further, ITAD companies having R2v3 certification are in a stronger position to assure customers of the efficacy of their data destruction practices.
The R2v3 requirements span ten different areas, ranging from scope, responsible e-waste management strategies, and legal requirements to data security, facility requirements, and more.