BCD Electro Achieves Top Industry R2 Certification for Electronics Recycling

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The rigorous R2 Standard is one of only two EPA-recognized certifications that govern the way electronic equipment and components are refurbished and recycled.

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Americans throw away millions of pieces of electronic equipment each year, which adds to landfills and air pollution from incinerated toxic materials. Laws have also been enacted that require businesses to properly recycle their electronic waste

BCD Electro has announced that the company has added the prestigious Responsible Recycling (R2) Standard to an existing list of industry certifications. The rigorous R2 Standard is one of only two EPA-recognized certifications that govern the way electronic equipment and components are refurbished and recycled.

Several months were spent mastering the requirements of the certification’s 13 audit areas. The process examines a recycler’s operational, safety and environmental performance to ensure the highest industry standards and practices are utilized. In addition to protecting the environment, R2 makes data security a top priority and creates a system of accountability for electronic equipment through to final disposition. BCD is proud to be able to provide this expertise to our clients.

Why is proper recycling of electronic equipment important?

Americans throw away millions of pieces of electronic equipment each year, which adds to landfills and air pollution from incinerated toxic materials. Laws have also been enacted that require businesses to properly dispose of and recycle their electronic waste.

Businesses can benefit from their electronic waste:
There are several valuable, recoverable materials such as gold and copper in electronic equipment. According to the EPA, one metric ton of circuit boards can yield 40 to 800 times the amount of gold mined in a metric ton of ore – and that’s just one material. BCD Electro can help businesses recover value from their electronics investments while adhering to all federal, state and local regulations.

Everyone benefits from electronics recycling:
Recycling and refurbishing electronics yields important environmental protections and benefits.Recycling one million laptops saves the same amount of energy used in 3,657 US homes in a year. Improperly disposed of electronic equipment contains contaminates such as lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium that pose a risk to humans and our groundwater.

Recycling used equipment saves extracted raw resources and reduces air pollution.

BCD Electro, and through its subsidiary BCDElectro store, is a full-service remarketing and recycling company. Through a broad suite of best practices, business-ready solutions, services and products BCD Electro provides secure and timely control of key product lifecycle management processes to help companies accelerate revenue, drive innovation, reduce costs, improve quality, and ensure regulatory compliance. We specialize in recycling IT , telecom, networking and hospital equipment as well as sales of excess inventory from manufacturing operations.

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chorstman(at)bcdelectro(dot)com
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