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EPA Study Finds Electronics Recycling Standards are Well Implemented, Recommendations Improvement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a study assessing implementation of the two third-party certification programs for electronic waste recyclers in the United States. The study found that the certification standards are being implemented by auditors with thorough knowledge of the standards.

The Responsible Recycling Standard for Electronics Recyclers (R2) and the e-Stewards® Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment (e-Stewards) are accredited third-party standards for the management of used electronics to protect human health and the environment. ANAB offers accreditation for certification bodies providing audits and certification for both standards.