Accreditation for Recycling Standards

ANAB offers accreditation for the following recycling standards: Responsible Recycling (R2), e-Stewards, and Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS).

Accreditation for Responsible Recycling

Responsible Recycling (R2) is a set of guidelines for use by electronics recyclers to promote better environmental, health and safety, and security practices when recycling end-of-life electronics. The guidelines cover computers, peripherals, cell phones, and televisions sent to recyclers for proper refurbishment and recycling.

R2 is a base standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the R2 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.


Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 34

Available from Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI):

Responsible Recycling (“R2”) Practices

SERI R2 Code of Practice

List of ANAB Accredited CBs

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National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship

The Interagency Task Force on Electronics Stewardship has released the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship, which details the federal government's plan to enhance the management of electronics throughout the product life cycle.