Microsoft is founding member of R2 Leaders group committed to responsible electronics recycling

Microsoft, along with other enterprises like Goodwill Industries, Xerox and Sony America, is a founding member of R2 Leaders, organizations that encourage use of the R2 Standard and have demonstrated a commitment to the safe, sensible and sustainable repair and recycling of used electronics, writes Josh Henretig on the Microsoft Green Blog.

The R2 Standard for electronics disposal sets requirements relating to environmental, health, safety and security aspects of electronics reuse and recycling, he writes. “It also ensures that more toxic material streams are managed safely and responsibly by downstream vendors – all the way to final disposition. It also prohibits e-recyclers and their downstream vendors from exporting these more toxic materials to countries that have enacted laws making their import illegal.”

To learn more, head over to the Microsoft Green Blog.

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