Sustainability and Environmental Management
RAE is committed to environmental sustainability and responsible recycling of electronics. Our facility is R2:2013 (Responsible Recycling), ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified, a NAID member, and we maintain full compliance with all regulations. RAE’s solutions are designed to reach all social and environmental goals through responsible recycling of electronics.
What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is Based on One Simple Principle
Everything that we need for our general well-being and basic survival depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.
The Potential for the Long-term Maintenance of Human Well-being is
Environmental, economic, and social.
There are two major ways of reducing negative human impact and enhancing ecosystem services (such as clean water, food and disease control), the first is environmental resource management. This approach is to engage in an activity with the goal to maintain and improve the state of an environmental resource affected by human activities, in our case it’s through the recycling of electronics. For example, recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,675 U.S. homes in one year.
The second approach is management of human consumption of resources, which is based largely on information gained from economics. There are many factors that tie into this equation some of which include; supply and demand, equipment manufacturing and life cycle, as well as consumer spending, income and debt.
Sustainability through responsible electronics recycling helps to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, with the ultimate goal of fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. This is important in making sure that we have and will continue to have ecosystem services and resources necessary to protect human health and our environment.
What is RAE Doing?
RAE is committed to protecting human health and the environment, by promoting and providing environmentally responsible recycling solutions of the highest standards. These standards include:
Zero Electronic Waste Landfilled
Committed to making every reasonable effort to prevent electronic waste from entering landfills, dumps or waste incinerators
Through manual de-manufacturing and separation, recover usable parts and materials prior to final refining and recovery
NO Export of Electronic Waste
Electronic waste is not shipped for processing to developing countries (non OECD)
Contact RAE to learn more about how we can help develop a solution for the recycling and reuse of your surplus material streams.