This story originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of E-Scrap News.
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Updates to the R2 standard continue to be developed, and a large e-scrap processing facility is under construction in South Australia.
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.
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
Greenpeace targets smartphones in a new report, and a workplace chemical exposure rule may be delayed due to a White House directive.
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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