Asian WEEE Recycling Facility Certified

Sims Secures R2 Certification for Singapore E-Waste Recycling Plant

Sims Recycling Solutions has achieved the Responsible Recycling certification at its WEEE recycling facility in Singapore.

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International e-waste recycling firm Sims Recycling Solutions has achieved the Responsible Recycling (R2:2013) certification at its WEEE recycling facility in Singapore.

Issued by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), Sims explained that the R2 certification offers general principles and practices for IT equipment disposal vendors.

The R2 Standard is managed by SERI, an ANSI-accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit standards development organisation, provides a common set of processes, safety measures, and documentation for e-waste recycling companies.

R2 certified vendors are required to repair, disassemble and recycle used electronic equipment using processes that emphasise reuse, transparency, environmental health and worker safety.

Sims said that the facility certified provides e-waste recycling services and IT asset services such as IT recycling, to organisations in and around Singapore and South Asia. The centre operates to ISO 14001 Environmental management standards.

"This certification is significant as we expand our service offerings around the world,” commented Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions.

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