A Higher Standard for the Industry

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RIOS™ Scrap Recycling

Paper, Metal, Plastics, Rubber, Glass & Textiles Recycling

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS&™) is the recycling industry’s management system standard for quality, environment and health & safety (QEH&S). Specifically designed for the recycling industry, RIOS™; integrates the key operational elements found in other standards, such as ISO 9001 (Q), ISO 14001 (E), and OHSAS 18001 (H&S), bringing them together into one streamlined management system.

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R2/RIOS™ Electronics Recycling

Electronics Recycling

The R2/RIOS™ certification is solely for electronics recyclers to demonstrate to customers that electronics are being recycled with the highest standards for data privacy, environmental controls, employee health and safety and corporate responsibility.

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Work With a Certified Facility

RIOS™ and R2/RIOS™ offer the guidance and necessary tools to comply with industry requirements and federal regulations allowing a recycling facility to stay ahead of market changes.

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The time has never been more important to partner with a responsible recycler to ensure your materials are properly recorded, processed, and recycled safely and in legal compliance.

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Companies with a Conscience Demand More

The recycling of 135 million metric tons of materials every year makes digital privacy, employee health & safety and environmental responsibility principal concerns to the industry. The marketplace and the public are increasingly demanding safer and more responsible practices. RIOS™ and R2/RIOS™ were created to meet that market demand.

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Meeting the Highest Recycling Benchmarks

A RIOS™ or R2/RIOS™ certified facility undergoes periodic audits by an accredited third party who verifies conformance to responsible recycling standards. In addition to adhering to quality, environmental and health & safety standards, RIOS™ and R2/RIOS™ facilities perform proper management and execution of exports, providing confidence to customers and partners that materials being transported overseas are safe and legal.

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