What Is an R2 Certified Electronics Recycler?
AT KVS Computers, we pride ourselves in being able to help you recycle your electronics. Did you know we are certified as well? According to the EPA, you must be properly accredited and meet a specific standard to recycle electronics safely. This can be strenuous, and not everyone will get certified. Some companies may say they are recycling your device. However, do you truly know what they do with your device? What does it mean to be an R2 certified electronics recycler in Pennsylvania?
Benefits of an R2 Certified Electronics Recycler
As a certified electronics recycler, we follow strict management practices. These practices strongly encourage refurbish and reuse. We give items a second life. By giving items new life, we keep electronics out of the waste stream. Which in turn helps the environment. The strict requirements of the R2 standard makes sure electronics are handled responsibly.
Benefits of Using A Recycler
When you choose to recycle your electronics with us, you do not need to worry. We have stringent requirements to follow. For instance, we have strict data destruction procedures. As a certified recycler, we perform DoD (Department of Defense) formatting when erasing hard drives. In other words, you data is truly gone after the hard drive is erased. In addition, we can also offer to shred your hard drive. Certified recyclers also conserve natural resources. For instance, by properly dismantling electronics, precious materials are harvested for future use. Companies can save thousands of dollars and do not need to work as hard to obtain natural resources for material. In turn, this can lead to lower prices for consumers. You can find refurbished electronics made from recycled parts. Purchasing a refurbished machine means you can get a high-quality computer at a lower price.
Everything Is Always Transparent
Our certification requires transparency with SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International). A third-party audits our recycling practices every year. The audit ensures we are adhering to the requirements of the standards. We have to account for every piece of material that flows through our facility. Similarly, we have to show where the equipment goes after it leaves our office. In conclusion, what does our certification mean for you? It means certified companies handle your unwanted electronics responsibly. You do not have to worry about your device harming the environment or your data being compromised.
How Many R2 Certified Locations Are There?
In the United States alone, we have 672 facilities that are certified. In the entire world, there are over 900 locations. Of the 600+ locations in the United States, there are currently 28 locations within Pennsylvania. Most of these facilities are located around larger cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Thankfully, you have an option locally. We can help you recycle your electronics. In conclusion, if you are looking to get rid of your electronics, you should choose a certified electronics recycler. KVS Computers will properly handle your old electronics. Our goal is to continue to make our world greener and better for generations to come.