Earlier this week, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) released the latest draft of the R2 (Responsible Recycling Practice) version 3 standard. The draft will be available for public comments beginning April 15.
The R2 Standard is the most globally recognized electronics reuse-recycling standard with more than 850 R2 certified facilities operating in 34 countries. The proposed changes in the R2v3, the next evolution of the R2 Standard, reflect a decade of experience gained from auditing and implementing the standard, and the overwhelming adoption of R2 across diverse industry sectors such as returns, trade-in programs, and the mobile industry. Revisions reflect, among many other things, an increased emphasis on reuse and protecting data with more prescriptive data security requirements and improved clarity and quality in the test and repair of electronics.
SERI invites the public to download R2v3 Draft from the SERI website and submit any comments or suggestions for improvement within the 45-day public comment period using the comment submission form on the R2v3 page of the SERI website. All submitted comments will be considered by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Multiple public comment periods may be initiated as the TAC makes additional changes to the R2v3 draft. The final version of the R2v3 Standard is expected to be completed and approved in late 2019.