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What is the R2 Standard?

Q: What is the R2 Standard?

A: The R2 Standard is a set of guidelines and requirements for the responsible reuse and recycling of electronic equipment. It was developed by a multi-stakeholder group, the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), to promote environmentally responsible, safe, and ethical practices in the electronics recycling industry. The R2 Standard is maintained and administered by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI).

Q: What does R2 certification mean?

A: R2 certification demonstrates that an electronics recycling facility adheres to the best practices outlined in the R2 Standard. Certified facilities have been audited by an accredited third-party Certification Body to ensure they meet the environmental, health, safety, and data security requirements set forth in the standard. R2 certification helps IT asset managers, sellers of used electronics, and prospective purchasers of IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services make informed decisions and have confidence in the responsible handling of their electronic equipment.