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How to Develop an Effective E-Recycling Quality Plan

Provision 6 of the R2 Standard for electronics recycling requires that R2-certified companies implement a written quality assurance plan if they are directing electronics to reuse. According to Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), a quality assurance plan includes the controls needed to ensure that a process is effective. Provision 6 of … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: EPA Seeks REACH Data, ISO 14001 Timeline Set

The EPA may use its subpoena authority under Section 11 of the Toxic Substances Control Act to compel companies to give it chemical data that they provided to the EU for REACH compliance, ChemicalWatch reports. Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, director of the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, said the agency will seek … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: RIOS, LEED, E-Stewards

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has introduced a “more streamlined price model” for the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS), with flat annual fees. Prices are $1,000 to $1,350 for non-profit and governmental facilities, $1,200 to $1,250 for ISRI members and $3,500 for $4,300 for all other facilities. Anupam Rasayan … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: R2/RIOS, ICC, Passive House

Standards & Compliance Briefing: R2/RIOS, ICC, Passive House

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has unveiled a brand redesign (shown below) of its voluntary recycling certification programs RIOS and R2/RIOS. The new RIOS logo includes imagery that reflects the certification’s “Plan, Do, Check, Act” system, ISRI says. The revised R2/RIOS logo incorporates the new R2 logo. The International Code … Read more »