Creative Recycling Systems (CRS), an IT asset management and electronics recycling firm headquartered in Tampa, Fla., has announced that its Raleigh, N.C., electronics recycling plant has been certified to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment, which was developed by the Basel Action Network (BAN), Seattle.
Joe Yob, senior vice president of CRS, says, "We know that in order to live in a sustainable world, leaders have to lead by providing the best solutions. With this philosophy in place, it was clear we needed to qualify for the 'gold standard' and become e-Stewards Certified."
CRS says it has begun work to certify its processing facilities in Tampa; Baltimore; and Allentown, Pa. E-Stewards certification requires that all of a electronic recycling company’s processing facilities be certified to the standard, which also requires ISO 14001 certification.
The company has a total of 13 facilities, which includes collection facilities. CRS also holds R2/RIOS (Responsible Recycling Practices/Recycling Industry Operating Standard), ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications at its processing facilities.