Synergy Recycling LLC, Madison, N.C., has been certified to the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) and the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) standards. In a press release, Synergy says receiving R2/RIOS certification demonstrates that the company’s end-of-life materials are processed and marketed ethically and environmentally.
The company recently installed a multi-million dollar shredding and separation system at its Madison plant. “We’re very proud of the high-quality products we’re able to generate with our automated systems,” says Joe Clayton, director of U.S. sales. “We are able to process 25 tons per hour in one pass.”
The R2/RIOS certification supplements the company’s existing ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
“The R2 and RIOS certifications provide consumers a quick way to understand that Synergy’s processes are as safe and reliable as possible,” Clayton says. “We’ve been dedicated to ensuring the top level of security since our inception and we continually strive to maintain and improve data security measures at Synergy.”
The R2 certification was developed by a group of representatives from electronic recyclers, equipment manufacturers, government representatives, trade associations and public interest groups led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
RIOS was designed by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, D.C. It provides a framework for an integrated management system that includes operational and continual improvement elements for quality, environmental and health and safety performance.