NRC member, American Recycling, with two facilities in Lincoln, has achieved an important milestone in their capacity to provide verified safe and responsible electronics recycling in Nebraska. They join only one other company, (NRC member, Lifespan in Omaha), with R2 Certified facilities in Nebraska. The Nebraska Recycling Council congratulates American Recycling for this ambitious achievement.

What is R2 Certification?

Managed through Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), R2 (Responsible Recycling) is a global certification standard for the electronics reuse and recycling industry. The requirements of the R2 Standard are designed to protect people, the environment, and data, and preserve resources. This is achieved through rigorous, annual third-party audits of R2 certified facilities, and by transparency and accountability throughout the entire reuse/recycling chain of used electronic products. R2 certification requires prior certification in the RIOS Standard, or in the ISO 14001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001: 2007 Standards that have to do with environmental systems and providing a safe and healthful workplace.