MRK Group Ltd attained R2:2013 Certification, the premier industry certification for electronics recyclers.
The R2 standard was created to certify that facilities adhere to ITAD best practices in worker health and safety, environmental protection, data security, chain of custody reporting and other areas.
“The R2 Certification provides consumers and businesses a quick way to understand that MRK’s processes are safe and as reliable as possible. We are extremely proud and excited to be a Certified Electronics Recycler”, Russ Ruffolo Sr., Vice President of MRK Group Ltd, says.
This standard is supported by major electronic OEMs, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. state and local governments. The R2 Certification was developed by a group of representatives from electronics recyclers, equipment manufacturers, government representatives, trade associations and public interest groups led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
R2 solutions, the group that recently administered the R2 certification, dissolved to make way for SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International). This new organization will promote safer handling of used electronics around the world. The expanded scope of the new organization includes sponsoring and supporting electronics recycling projects in developing countries.
SERI has announced the R2 Leader Program as a way for entities to support R2 certification and responsible electronics recycling and reuse.
Please visit www.sustainableelectronics.org for more information.