Glossary

R2 Solutions

R2 Solutions (R2S) is a non-profit organization established to house the R2 Practices. They conduct educational and outreach services and provide administrative support for the multi-stakeholder R2 Technical Advisory Committee. Those involved in the R2 development process, and R2 supporters very much believe in the mission of the R2 standard and the positive effect it is having on the industry. Each recycling operation that becomes R2 certified not only sets themselves go-greenapart as an industry leader, but they become part of the movement to raise the overall industry standards for operations and material handling.

e-Stewards

e-Stewards Certification is rapidly emerging as the leading global program designed to enable individuals and organizations who dispose of their old electronic equipment to easily identify recyclers that adhere to the highest standard of environmental responsibility and worker protection.

Department of Toxic Substance Control

DTSC – The mission of the Department of Toxic Substance Control is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances through the restoration of contaminated resources, enforcement, regulation and pollution prevention.

CalRecycle

CalRecycle works with state and local government entities to help them achieve waste diversion, recycling, and environmentally preferable purchasing goals. CalRecycle also partners with local government to ensure that facilities operate according to state standards and permit/registration conditions.

ISO Standards 9001 and 14001

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.

Environmental Protection Agency

Since its inception, Environmental Protection Agency has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Compliance and enforcement is how EPA ensures that governments, businesses and industry understand and follow our nation’s environmental laws and regulations.