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June 2006

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

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