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The CACRC is a nonprofit organization committed to both e-scrap reduction by decreasing the stream to landfills and to providing refurbished computers and equipment to schools, nonprofits, and low income families. The organization accomplishes this by electronic refurbishment and recycling-including collection, sorting, dismantling, refurbishing, data wiping , sales, and donations.
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. It is our mission to push for accreditation at the highest standards, and we have accomplished and maintained this with an annual certification of international standards set by the Responsible Recycling(R2) 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 rigorous materials management strategy, the CACRC is the only non-profit R2 certified recycler in Louisiana.
This certification was achieved following nine months of adherance to industry standards set by the R2 program, which included:
- 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 on our certification, please contact us at (225) 379-3577 or email us at
Related Accreditation Websites:
R2 Website: http://www.sustainableelectronics.org/
EPA Website, “Certification Programs for Electronic Recyclers”: http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/ materials/ecycling/certification.htm