Anyone who follows matters pertaining to the environment will tell you that plastic is one of the worst pollutants on our planet, which is an unfortunate by-product of society’s reliance on it for items too numerous to mention. In particular, with the use of plastic as a part of electronic devices (known to the industry as e-plastics), this has become a more pressing concern over the last decade or so with the advent of smartphones, tablets, laptops, flat screen monitors & TVs, etc. …

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E-waste can be dangerous and cause pollution to enter the environment. It can also cause problems with worker health and safety. Finally, the risk of allowing company data to reside on old devices could lead to data theft and financial loss. For these reasons and many others, adhering to the R2 standard is important.

The R2 standard was created to provide electronics recyclers with a detailed plan to make sure that their facilities & practices are safe, environmentally-friendly, and effective. R2 Recycling works with a nationwide network of R2-certified recyclers that are fully committed to following this standard.

The standard…

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While electronics recycling is good for the planet overall, the process can create dangerous environmental pollutants. The industry has created a protocol called the R2 Standard, laying out the proper procedures for recycling electronics and protecting both the environment and worker health and safety.

R2 Recycling uses R2 certified partners. These partners provide safe and effective disposal of potentially hazardous materials. Working according to the R2 Standard, their industry partners are able to efficiently take care of the byproducts of electronics recycling.

The R2 Standard

The R2 Standard was developed by SERI or Sustainable Electronics Recycling International. SERI is an organization focused on…

When it comes to computer recycling, not all e-waste management companies are created equally. Some are professional and capable, while others are amateur and ill-equipped. Fortunately, there is a simple and reliable way for businesses, towns, schools, government agencies, and all other organizations to ensure that they choose an e-waste management recycler that is worthy of their trust: Responsible Recycling Standards.

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Electronics Recycling Leader R2 Recycling

Ensuring Responsible Recycling Standards

“The problem of e-waste is not just about clogging landfills with mountains of old monitors, computers, photocopiers, fax machines, printers, and so on,” commented a spokesperson from R2 Recycling, a premier computer and electronics recycler…

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( — November 23, 2020) — In 2016, the United States accumulated 500 million tons of e-waste, and by 2021 is expected to surpass 700 million tons. As volumes continue to rise, it is imperative that both individuals and businesses look for new ways to dispose of their once vital pieces of electronic equipment. According to nationwide electronics recycling leader R2 Recycling, here are the top five reasons to recycle business electronics:

Recycling business electronics ensures that all hard drives and other media will be 100 percent wiped clean, or (if necessary) physically destroyed, in order to ensure data…

With the corona virus looming outside, the majority of us are spending extended periods of time in our homes cleaning and organizing. During these cleaning spasms, many people discover old furniture, clothing, or electronics that have been buried over the years and are unsure what they should do with them.

Furniture and clothing are among the most popular items donated, but electronics fall into their own category when it comes to the end of their life cycle. Most electronics contain heavy metals and other materials that are toxic to our ecosystems. …

E-waste, short of electronic waste, is becoming a large problem for many societies. 50 million tons of e-waste is produced globally each year. Of that 50 million, only about a fifth is recycled, even though most electronics contain valuable materials like gold and copper.

Environmental and health issues for both humans and animals can be traced back to improper or incomplete disposal of electronics. Recyclers in foreign countries can also experience health issues due to an increase in toxins released from e-waste shipped from other parts of the world.

Many electronics are recycled and processed by companies that do not…

With the effects of global warming starting to creep into our everyday lives, tech users should be conscious of how their carbon footprint is impacting the planet. A shocking statistic from the UN states that only 12.5 percent of e-waste is recycled across the world, which makes it all the more important for tech users to understand how to properly recycle their electronics

Well known recycling firm, R2 Recycling, walks us through how e-product consumers can lower their carbon footprint by optimal e-waste management.

Why Should I Recycle my E-Products?

According to that UN statistic, the majority of people are…

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Recycling is one of the more popular methods to reduce our environmental impact, but it alone is not enough to substantially influence one’s carbon footprint. R2 Recycling explains how reducing and reusing, along with recycling, electronics can seriously ease your impact on the Earth and minimize the amount of waste lining landfills.

Recycling of Electronics

All but 12.5 percent of electronic users recycle their electronic goods, which means a staggering percentage of people are merely throwing out their old electronics along with the valuable building materials they’re made of . Some of the reasons people chose not to recycle their electronics include the…

R2 Recycling

Nationwide Electronics Recycling Working with R2 Partners — Done the Right Way! Here to provide information on how to recycle e-waste properly.

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