Highlighting our data-driven approach to IT asset disposition, Greentec has been featured in the January/February 2022 digital and print edition of Recycling Product News.
Here's a small excerpt from the article:
"Recently, Cambridge, Ontario-based e-waste recycler, used electronics refurbishment and ITAD (IT asset disposition) specialist Greentec became the first in Canada to be R2v3 certified. This latest upgrade in standards, set for the electronics industry by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), includes requirements for heightened documentation of all retired electronic assets, data security controls, material flow management, a focus on strict compliance and accountability, and a strong emphasis on increasing the repair and reuse of devices. All of the key differentiators within R2v3 (compared to the previous R2 standard) aim to reduce risks across the electronics industry, especially when it comes to the proper destruction of data, by adding transparency through the entire supply chain.
"The electronics industry is changing at an incredibly rapid pace, and it is the responsibility of e-waste processors to stay up to date with this evolution," comments Greentec's Compliance Officer Rebecca Herman. "As the last line of defense during the destruction, recycling, and disposal of old technology, Greentec takes our clients' environmental and data security requirements seriously."
Tony Perrotta, Greentec founder and CEO, says their compliance team was key in getting certification, and notes that while it was not easy and was a great deal of work, it is an absolutely necessary component of being an e-waste recycler going forward. For R2v3, he says, the most significant change is that data security requirements have been updated."