DOTmed: Please outline the scope of this project.
R2 supporters very much believe in the mission of the R2 standard and the positive effect it is having on the industry. Each recycling operation that becomes R2 certified not only sets themselves apart as an industry leader, but they become part of the movement to raise the overall industry standards for operations and material handling.
Here are just a few examples of the important research that demonstrates the need for the R2 standard. Some of this research also highlights the need to facilitate reuse, in the U.S. and abroad, as well as the need to responsibly develop the electronics recycling industry around the globe.
DOTmed: How will this project help the community you serve?
R2 certification distinguishes ZRG as a leader in many ways. Choosing to become R2 certified tells your customers that you’re firm ares about the environment here in the U.S., and globally; takes environmental responsibilities seriously;
creates a system of accountability for their electronic equipment, all the way to final disposition; sees data security as a top priority; adheres to the highest industry standards and best practices; is an industry leader in operations, safety, and environmental performance?
DOTmed: What does the timeline to completion look like?
We just completed our R2 audit and certification process May 2013.