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Whole Foods, WVLA NBC 33 News, and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) teamed up to present "Tools for Schools," a project that awarded a computer lab to an East Baton Rouge Parish school.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
R2 Website: www.r2solutions.org
EPA Website, "Certification Programs for Electronic Recyclers": http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/ materials/ecycling/certification.htm
Business Report.com, "B.R. electronics recycler expects boost with international accreditation": http:// businessreport.com/article/20121005/BUSINESSREPORT0112/121009837/-1/daily-reportAM
Want to find out how your company can be a CACRC Green Community Partner? Click here to find out more about the program, and here to find out more about the various benefits of becoming a partner.
Giving Back to the Community - Our Programs that You Support!
CLF - Computers for LA Families is a program that allows low income families with children to purchase computers configured with software at a very low cost. We have served thousands of families in the state. For many families this is the very first computer that they have been able to afford.
Non-profits - The CACRC provides computers to non-profits at a reduced cost and assists them in meeting their project goals.
Dropping off equipment? Visit our Drop Off FAQ!
Be an E-Citizen! Become a Member of the CACRC:
The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council is a non-profit located in Baton Rouge and designed to handle e-scrap by recycling and reuse. Old computers are refurbished and distributed to schools, non-profits, low income families, and to oil spill impacted organizations and individuals. In 2014 the CACRC recycled over 1200 tons of electronics. Click here to find out more information and make a donation.
The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council has won its 6th straight (2009 - 2014) award from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Environmental Leadership Program!
We have partnered with Goodshop.com to bring you an easy way to save money shopping online while also raising money for CACRC. Each time you shop through the Goodshop portal at any of 5,000+ retailers, Goodshop will donate up to 20% of your purchase back to us, free of cost to you! You can buy just about any product or service online such as candy towers from Harry & David, strollers from Sears and 3.1 Phillip Lim shoulder bags from Neiman Marcus, saving money using any of Goodshop coupons while helping our mission. Sign up and choose CACRC (Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council) as your cause, then start saving money and support recycling by shopping online using Goodshop.com!