Check out this great WAFB article and news video on "Enviro Heroes" of Baton Rouge.
"Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council is by its very mission an Environmental Leader. It recycles old technology of all kinds: cell phones, computers, adding machines, you name it. Those items, refurbished and placed in needy hands do not go in a landfill. CACRC held 27 electronic recycling events during the last year. As a result, 152,711 pounds of electronic material was recycled!" - Secret Enviro Heroes Outted! by Donna Britt.
CACRC RECEIVED RIOS and R2 INTERNATIONAL RECYCLING CERTIFICATION
As an e-scrap refurbisher and recycler, the CACRC is dedicated to the safe management and environmentally-conscious recycling of e-scrap. We've made it our mission to push for the highest standards, and have attained this with recent certification through international standards set by the Responsible Recycling Practices program.
R2 is one of only two accredited certification standards that exist for electronics recyclers, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In implementing this ri gorous material management strategy, the CACRC is the only non-profit R2 certified recycler in Louisiana.
This title was achieved after nine months of adhering to industry standards set by the R2 program, which include:
• Prevention of pollution and emphasis on worker safety
• Data security safeguards
• Responsible management of potentially toxic material
• Reuse of working electronics
If you are interested in donating equipment or want more information, contact us at (225) 379-3577 or email us at email@example.com.
R2 Website: http://www.sustainableelectronics.org/
EPA Website, "Certification Programs for Electronic Recyclers": http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/ materials/ecycling/certification.htm