Mark Tosi, Executive Vice President, announces that Environmental Office Solutions has achieved an upgrade to the R2:2013 Recycling Standard Certification.
East Hartford, CT – Environmental Office Solutions (EOS), has recently been certified to the latest Electronics Recycling Certification Standard, R2:2013. As a leader in printer cartridge recycling, EOS became the first printer cartridge recycling specialist to achieve the R2:2013 certification. EOS has developed environmentally-friendly recycling programs to keep over 20 million pounds of materials from the waste stream and overcrowded landfills every year. EOS has facilities in both Connecticut and California.
Endorsed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Electronics Recyclers establish a hierarchy for the safe and responsible handling of electronic waste through reuse and resource recovery. EOS has achieved the latest R2 certification for the Connecticut facility and is pursuing similar certification for the California facility, which is operating under R2 principles, policies and procedures.
EOS collects empty printer cartridges (toner cartridges used in laser printers and inkjet cartridges) cell phones and printer fusers from businesses, government agencies, charitable organizations and other non-profits across the United States for use in remanufactured products. EOS is averaging over 290,000 cubic feet per month of materials that are being kept out of landfills. Additionally, due to recycling, EOS is responsible for saving raw materials that would be required for new product production. For every 100,000 toner cartridges that EOS recycles, over 150,000 pounds of plastic, over 50,000 gallons of oil and over 20,000 pounds of aluminum are saved.
Mark Tosi, co-founder and Executive Vice President, said, “The foundation of EOS was based on responsible recycling practices and keeping waste out of our landfills. We have aggressively followed the best practices for electronics materials recycling and have been committed to improving the environment since our founding. We have made conscious decisions to invest in the infrastructure and to pursue environmental certifications that make us stand out as a leader in the industry.”
Printer cartridges and other products that EOS collects are sold to remanufacturing companies that reuse the recycled products and turn them into fully functional products that are sold to businesses and consumers. The end result is products that have a lower cost to businesses and consumers, less requirements for raw materials and energy, and reduction of waste in landfills.
Environmental Office Solutions (EOS) was founded in 1996 by Chris Stoddard, CEO, and Mark Tosi, Executive Vice President. EOS, on an annual basis, diverts over 20 million pounds of materials away from landfills and puts them to reuse in remanufactured products. The company operates facilities for collection, processing and warehousing in East Hartford, Connecticut and in the Los Angeles, California area. EOS holds certifications for R2:2013, Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recycling, ISO 14001, Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001, International Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
To learn more about Environmental Office Solutions and responsible recycling systems, visit http://www.EOSUSA.com.
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