Green Century Portland, Oregon facility is now an R2 Certified facility. R2 is the leading standard for the electronics recycling industry setting practices that protect the environment, human health, safety and the security of the recycling process. Third party verification ensures all processes have been evaluated for operational and environmental performance and the highest standards have been met.
R2 certification confirms the Green Century's commitment to responsibly handling all environmental, health and safety aspects while preforming electronics recycling. We believe that achieving the R2 certification is an important step to providing our customers and communities best practices and zero-landfill compliant recycling services.R2 Certification ensures:
Developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), R2 is one of the highest industry standards aimed at recognizing responsible recyclers. To achieve R2 Certification, recyclers must develop a formal reuse and recovery plan for materials management, comply with all legal requirements, refurbish and properly test equipment, implement strict data destruction procedures, and verify all downstream vendors comply to equal requirements.
R2 is a standard supported by major electronic OEMs, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. state and local governments.