The proposed changes in 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. Changes also reflect comments from the public, lessons learned by SERI, and recommendations from the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), a diverse group representing small, mid, and large-scale recyclers and refurbishers; auditors and certifying bodies; electronics manufacturers and retailers; users/customers of R2 certified facilities; environmental protection agencies and environmental advocates; and other industry experts.
The 45-day public comment period closed on May 20, 2019. The next phase in the revision process is the review of comments submitted. After the R2 Technical Advisory (TAC) has completed the review, comments will be published on this webpage along with responses from the 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