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R2 Solutions Sets Quality Assurance Policies

R2 Solutions has released new policies intended to assure the quality of its certified recyclers’ and auditors’ performance. The nonprofit that oversees the R2 Standard for recyclers developed the R2 Quality Plan with input from electronics recyclers and refurbishers, original equipment manufacturers, certification body representatives, auditors, consultants, the EPA and … Read more »

R2 Solutions Says Standard Complies With International Agreements

R2 Solutions has released a new informational document on R2:2013 and international agreements governing the hazardous waste trade. The document demonstrates that R2:2013 is “fully consistent” with the Basel Convention and international law, according to a legal analysis.  The document responds to common questions about the current requirements of the … Read more »


Environmental Executive Moves: MassBio, GRI, Environ

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. MassBio: The non-profit organization that represents the Massachusetts biotechnology industry will award Biogen Idec CEO George Scangos (pictured) with the Henri A. Termeer Innovation Leadership Award for his contributions to the life sciences industry. Global Reporting Initiative:  The non-profit … Read more »


Environmental Executive Moves: Joule, CH2M Hill, CES Synergies

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Joule:  The CO2-to-fuels platform company has appointed Paul Snaith as president and CEO. Snaith (pictured) was formerly chief operating officer at the Massachusetts-based company. CH2M Hill: The global full service consulting, design, construction and operations firm has named … Read more »

Greener IT Challenge

Microsoft ‘Challenges’ Companies’ PC Purchasing Behavior

Microsoft has launched a challenge and website to help companies and consumers better understand the environmental impact of buying, using and disposing of a PC. The Greener IT Challenge website has video and text about environmentally friendly PCs. It includes a “training” section that gives business customers the information they … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: R2 Fees, Korea’s REACH, Kaiser Plans

R2 Solutions, the body that oversees the R2 electronics recycling certification, will start charging a $1,500-per-facility annual fee to companies that wish to remain certified. Executive director John Lingelbach admitted that the fee will impose a burden on the smallest recyclers, Waste & Recycling News reported. South Korea has enacted … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Ecodesk, EDF, PwC, LiqTech

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Ecodesk: The open data sustainability reporting platform has hired Nick Murry as chief sustainability officer. Murry, who has also consulted for the United Nations, World Bank and European Commission, joins Ecodesk after 16 years with international infrastructure consultancy … Read more »

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