R2:2013 and RIOS Certification
As an industry leader in UPS lifecycle management, CoastTec adheres to a strict environmental policy and is committed to keeping e-waste out of landfills. As part of this commitment, CoastTec is R2:2013 and RIOS certified.
Additionally, we are currently a member of ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.).
What Is R2:2013 Certification?
R2:2013 certification was established by SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International), a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of safe and sustainable electronics reuse and recycling around the world. SERI plays a prominent role in the development of policies intended to safeguard the environment, health, safety and security of the electronics recycling process.
Created in 2008, the Responsible Recycling (R2) Standard for Electronics Recyclers was the product of a joint effort between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling companies, electronics manufacturers and other key stakeholders.
The updated R2:2013 Standard is viewed as the most respected global standard in the industry in terms of the environment, workers’ safety and data security. Organizations that achieve certification are among an elite group of electronics recyclers that make “high bar” environmental practices an essential component of their day-to-day operations.
CoastTec APC UPS Recycling/Remanufacturing Meets the Stringent R2:2013 and RIOS Standards
At CoastTec, we focus on providing top quality reconditioned APC UPS units to companies of all sizes throughout the United States. Over the course of three decades in business, we have become an industry leader in UPS lifecycle management. In addition to APC UPS recycling/remanufacturing and fleet management, we offer our clients sustainable products that provide a maximum return on their investment in the most eco-friendly manner possible. By creating opportunities to extend the life of electronic devices and components, we also contribute to the protection of the environment and the preservation of limited natural resources.
In order to attain R2:2013 certification, CoastTec participated in an intensive six-month audit preparation period for stage 1 and stage 2 audits in 2014. During this time, we were able to demonstrate our compliance with the rigorous R2:2013 standards. Receiving the coveted R2: 2013 and RIOS Certification fortifies our ongoing commitment to safe and sustainable APC UPS remanufacturing and recycling. Additionally, it opens up a new R2:2013 downstream reuse channel for recyclers and remanufacturers across the U.S. that previously did not exist.
We Do Our Part to Create a Greener Planet
Approximately 50,000 lbs. of e-waste is recycled each month. At CoastTec, we’re doing our part to keep end-of-life UPS and their hazardous components out of our air, soil and water – and now we’re R2:2013 and RIOS certified. To learn more about the environmental benefits of reusing, repairing and recycling UPS units, click here. You can also contact us for more information about APC UPS remanufacturing and recycling.
APC UPS recycling and remanufacturing by CoastTec: “The guaranteed greenest way to manage your APC UPS units”
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