Boulder, Colorado -- R2 Solutions announces that Arrow Global Asset Disposition - Sao Paulo, Brazil is the first electronics recycler in South America to achieve R2 certification.
"We are extremely pleased with the leadership that Arrow Global Asset Disposition has shown as the first R2 Certified facility in South America," stated John Lingelbach, Executive Director of R2 Solutions, the non-profit organization that governs the R2 Standard. "As use of personal electronic devices continues to rapidly increase around the world, so does the need for safe and sustainable recycling facilities. The challenge to protect workers and the environment while maximizing the recovery of valuable materials found in end-of-life electronics has never been greater - and Arrow has stepped up to the challenge. Arrow's newly certified facility in Brazil is a tremendous development for the people of South America and the environment. We congratulate Arrow on this very important achievement."
"Arrow is very proud of this achievement," said Tim Kolbus, vice president of global logistics services for Arrow's value recovery business. " A key value that Arrow provides is in the remarketing of retired IT assets to help clients achieve high rates of return. But when used equipment no longer holds value, we want to ensure that electronic assets are being processed to some of the most rigorous standards in the industry. Combined with Arrow's global leadership in electronics asset disposition, we are pleased to be leading the industry in extending certifications to new markets around the world."
The R2 Standard was developed by a diverse group comprised of environmental advocates, the US EPA, major equipment manufacturers and electronics recyclers. It establishes the best industry practices for protecting workers, data security and the environment. The "R2 Certified" designation signifies that companies have passed an annual, multi-day inspection by a third party certifying body and are found to be in conformance with all the requirements of the R2 standard.