Electronics Recycling Operating
Practices receive approval from ISRI board of directors
The ISRI Board of Directors has approved the
association’s new Electronics Recycling Operating Practices.
Over the past several months, ISRI’s
Electronics Recycling Council has worked with the United States
Environmental Protection Agency and other industry stakeholders
to develop best practices for the electronics segment of the
scrap recycling industry.
ISRI’s voluntary electronic recycling
practices are intended for use by companies that seek to ensure
that obsolete electronic products and materials are e-recycled
in compliance with all applicable environmental, health and
safety regulations and in a manner that protects the global
environment and the health and safety of workers in the United
States and other countries.
ISRI’s Electronics Council, representing
leaders in the scrap electronics industry, specifically designed
the best practices to be incorporated by reference into ISRI’s
Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS). The ANSI-ASQ National
Accreditation Board (ANAB) has agreed to develop and administer
an accompanying accreditation system for RIOS certifiers.
“We now have an entire system in place
where electronics recyclers can implement RIOS, incorporate
ISRI’s best management practices, and have their system
accredited and audited by ANAB, an internationally recognized
organization,” says Wiener said.
Information about ISRI’s Electronics
Recycling Operating Guidelines and the Design for Recycling®
program is available at www.isri.org.