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R2 Ready for Reuse label

SERI, Microsoft, PCRR Launch PC Recycling, Refurbishing Pilot

A computer refurbishing and recycling pilot project, supported by Microsoft, PC Rebuilders and Recyclers, and SERI has launched. The R2 Ready for Reuse label project will provide purchasers of used computers assurance that the used devices have been responsibly refurbished. The program provides participating R2 Certified computer refurbishing and recycling … Read more »

e-waste

Proper Materials Storage Fundamental to E-Recycling

Proper storage of materials is a fundamental element of the electronics recycling R2 Standard that is addressed in Provision 9, according to SERI, which manages the R2 recycling standard. While the material storage requirements of R2:2013 are rooted in basic environmental, health and safety regulations in place in the US, … Read more »

SERI’s R2 Standard Earns ANSI Accreditation

The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International’s (SERI’s) R2 electronics recycling standard has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). SERI says the accreditation is significant because the US government places a premium on the use of voluntary consensus standards in its procurement and regulatory activities. SERI sites the National … Read more »

Tantalum Recycling

Tantalum Recycling Pumps $1M into Expanding Processing Capabilities

Tantalum Recycling, a global recycling company that focuses on reclaiming and recycling capacitor-grade tantalum (Ta) material for reuse by capacitor manufacturers, has expanded its capabilities with more than $1 million in chemical processing improvements. The company says electronics recyclers (e-cyclers), materials purchasers, recycling equipment manufacturers, and environmental officials in the … Read more »

Sage Sustainable Electronics Acquires Hugo Neu Recycling

Sage Sustainable Electronics, a next-generation IT asset disposition company focused on extending the useful life of technology, has reached agreement to acquire Hugo Neu Recycling, an electronics recycler and subsidiary of Hugo Neu Corporation. The acquisition brings Hugo Neu customers proprietary tools such as the Sage Bluebook and the Sage Central customer … Read more »

Finding Electronics Recyclers Just Got Easier

SERI has launched a complete redesign of its website, SustainableElectronics.org, and updated its Find a Recycler feature. The Find a Recycler directory now updates daily, as opposed to weekly, and includes information on types of materials accepted, recycling processes, and consumer drop-off availability. Users can filter or search by any … Read more »

TechWaste Recycling Earns Responsible Recycler Certification

TechWaste Recycling, an electronics recycler providing electronics recycling, secure data destruction, and IT asset disposition services, has received Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2), ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications recognized by the EPA for its Southern California facility. Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), the governing body of the R2 standard, … Read more »

Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

The consumer electronics industry last year recycled 660 million pounds of electronics in the US — the industry’s highest every annual total — under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI), according to a Consumer Electronics Association report. ELI is an industry effort, led by CEA, to increase collaboration among CE manufacturers, … Read more »

Microsoft, SERI, PCRR Spearhead R2 Ready for Reuse Pilot

SERI, Microsoft and PC Rebuilders & Recyclers are leading a pilot project that will create incentives for purchasing refurbished computers, according to SERI. The R2 Ready for Reuse Project will host the refurbishment and testing reports for R2 refurbished computers in an online database. A purchaser of a refurbished computer … Read more »

Lenovo, Arizona DEQ Join R2 Recycling Leaders

PC manufacturer Lenovo and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality have joined the R2 Leaders recycling program. Companies, organizations and other stakeholders joining the program pledge to manage their electronics responsibly, consider R2 Certification as part of their criteria for choosing a recycler, and demonstrate leadership in the field of … Read more »

SERI

Electronics Companies Form Recycling Coalition

DirecTV, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sony and Xerox are among the founding partners of a program to encourage companies to responsibly reuse and recycle electronics. The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International’s (SERI) R2 Responsible Recycling Leader Program launches with a coalition of 10 partners including Goodwill Industries International, Greeneye Partners, Keep America Beautiful, … Read more »

EcoATM Recycles 2 Million Electronic Devices

EcoATM Recycles 2 Million Electronic Devices

EcoATM, a network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, says it has recycled more than 2 million phones and devices in its four-year history. The company says this shows a trend in Americans’ interest in electronics recycling. It took just nine months for ecoATM to double the number of devices it … Read more »