Posted on December 27th, 2011 No comments
The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) has announced that Sims Recycling Solutions, (SRS) with North American headquarters in Chicago, has joined the industry effort to support federal legislation designed to restrict export of toxic electronic scrap from the United States and to create jobs through the expansion of the domestic recycling industry. In the House of Representatives, 13 co-sponsors have announced support for the bill. With the addition of SRS, CAER’s membership includes 34 U.S.
Sims Recycling Solutions Joins CAER
Posted on November 22nd, 2011 No comments
Xstrata Copper bills its Horne Smelter in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, as “the world’s largest processor of electronic scrap containing copper and precious metals.” Speaking during a session of the World Recycling Forum, held in Hong Kong in mid-November, Paul Healey of Xstrata outlined how the company has put a sustainability plan in place that ideally ensures that the surrounding community understands the smelter’s role in the recycling loop. Healey said its Horne Smelter takes “relatively low-grade materials,” containing perhaps 20 percent copper, “and upgrades the material to 99 percent pure copper, which then goes to Xstrata’s Montreal refinery to become finished product.” About 85 percent of the feedstock for the Horne Smelter consists of copper concentrate that averages about 24 percent copper content, Healey added, with the remaining 15 percent of feedstock being electronic scrap and circuit boards, including material from Xstrata Recycling’s facilities in California and Rhode Island. In Rouyn-Noranda and surrounding communities, Healey said Xstrata has implemented a sustainability policy that “extends to asset management, product stewardship, contractor management, procurement” and strengthening ties with the community and government agencies
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World Recycling Forum: Sustainable Thinking
Posted on July 28th, 2011 No comments
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), headquartered in Fresno, Calif., has announced its Denver electronics recycling facility has successfully achieved Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) certification. The company’s Denver location earned the certification from the EPA.
ERI’s Denver Plant Receives R2 Certification
Posted on July 13th, 2011 No comments
The electronics recycling company Technology Conservation Group Inc. (TCG), headquartered in Lecanto, Fla., reports that it has earned the industry designation Certified Electronics Recycler
Posted on July 1st, 2011 No comments
PlanITROI , an IT asset disposition firm based in Denville, N.J., has been certified to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and R2 (Responsible Recycling Practices) standards. “Our systems have been compliant with the rigorous ISO and R2 standards for years,” says Ed Stukane, chief marketing officer of PlanITROI.
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PlanITROI Receives Certifications
Posted on March 24th, 2011 No comments
Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) , with North American headquarters in Chicago, has announced that its Sparks, Nev., electronics recycling facility has been certified to the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) standard.
SRS’ Nevada Facility Receives R2 Certification
Posted on March 10th, 2011 No comments
The IT asset disposition (ITAD) company Intechra, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., has announced that its Hartford, Ct., processing facility has achieved R2/RIOS certification. This certification program combines the Responsible Recycling (R2) practices, facilitated by the Environmental Protection Agency and key stakeholders, with the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certification, developed by the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries.
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Intechra’s Connecticut Facility Receives R2/RIOS Certification
Posted on March 4th, 2011 No comments
The electronics recycling company CompuCycle , based in Houston, has announced that it is the first and only company in Houston to have received the Responsible Recycling (R2) Certification. The R2 practices were developed by a multi-stakeholder group led by the U.S.
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CompuCycle Receives R2 Certification