Choosing an Electronics Recycling Company
In 2007, WR3A.org developed an online mapping program to find recyclers and register them. The intent was to apply the four “Recycling Tests” to each registrant, to “vet” them for listing on the map. A membership form was attached to the registration program in 2009.
In 2007, WR3A sought funding from the US EPA for the “vetting program”, a request which eventually led to the formation of an industry group, mediated by DecideAgree, to develop a consensus standard. WR3A was a stakeholder and active participant in this “Responsible Recycler” group. The group decided to employ many other tests and certifications, including Total Quality Management and Environmental Health and Safety inspections, forming the standard now known as “R2 Certified”, administered by the non-profit organization R2 Solutions.