January 23, 2023

R2 Certification – Why Does it Matter?

What is R2 Certification?

R2 certification, also known as responsible recycling certification, is a company level certification based on the R2 standard overseen by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This internationally recognized standard requires that companies must adhere to certain environmental and health/safety practices in order to receive the certification. The purpose of this certification is to protect human health and the environment from potential harm caused by improper handling of used electronics.

Why Does it Matter?

The R2 standard includes requirements for a variety of topics related to electronic waste management including security, safety, data destruction, storage, transportation and downstream tracking. Companies that meet all the requirements set forth in this standard will be eligible for an annual audit and can then obtain their R2 certification. Companies that have achieved this status are considered reliable partners when it comes to managing electronic waste responsibly.

Disposing of Electronic Waste Responsibly

E-waste typically contains toxic materials such as lead and mercury which can have adverse effects on both humans and the environment if improperly handled or disposed of. In addition, many electronics contain valuable metals that should be recycled instead of thrown away so they can be reused. 

How does Ship n Destroy Work?

Upon arrival of your secure container, we verify the locks, scan all hard drives and log them into our system. We also check computers servers and facsimile equipment to make sure that the hard drive has been removed. 

What Happens to the Data?

Ship-n-Destroy uses End-of-life recyclers that comply with all State and Federal regulations and will recycle your hardware into its raw materials for reuse. Our recyclers are located in the U.S. and use a “cradle to grave” tracking system. This assures that the electronic waste does not end up in the hands of other companies, landfills or illegally exported to other nations. You can rest assured knowing that our team takes the extra steps to guarantee the safety of your information. Don’t hesitate any longer; choose our premium service today!