Posted May 2nd, 2011
EPA Creates E-Waste Guidelines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new guide for electronics recycling operators. “Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Use in Accredited Certification Programs for Electronics Recyclers” promotes better environmental, worker safety, and public health practices for electronics recyclers.
“There should be no doubt that choosing to reuse or recycle used electronics is the right choice for our environment,” said Susan Parker Bodine, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. “These voluntary guidelines will help assure Americans that their used electronics will be recycled safely and responsibly.”