R2:2013 draft standard approved

R2:2013 draft standard approved

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

The R2 Technical Advisory Committee has unanimously approved the draft of the R2:2013 standard.

The new revisions aim to clarify and improve the requirements for the R2 certification. Changes present in the R2:2013 revision include clarifications of the definition of focus materials, as well as clarification that R2:2013 only permits import and export of e-scrap containing focus materials that is in compliance with the laws of both the importing and exporting country. Also covered is the role of reuse, refurbishment and EH&S procedures.

The updated standard will now go to the R2 Solutions Board of Directors for approval within the next 60 days. Responses to public comments on the draft standard will be made available later this month.

In other news from R2 Solutions, John Lingelbach has returned to his executive director role, following a medical leave of absence that began last summer. The organization's board of directors had received over 60 applications for the position when Lingelbach indicated he was interested in returning last month.

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