Updates to the R2 standard continue to be developed, and a large e-scrap processing facility is under construction in South Australia.
E-scrap facilities with R2 certification will face stricter audits beginning this year as auditors shift their focus to outcome rather than policy. Continue Reading
Colt Recycling Southeast of Hickory, N.C. has achieved the R2:2013, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications.
File Shred of Glastonbury, Conn.; Secure Destruction Service of Huntsville, Ala.; and Sims Recycling Solutions of LaVergne, Tenn. have either achieved or renewed their NAID certifications for physical destruction of hard drives.
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The majority of certified e-scrap processing facilities are located in the U.S., but for both R2 and e-Stewards, there has recently been a notable uptick in international action.