Business Development Systems, Inc.

Management Consultants, Trainers and Auditors

Unusable electronic equipment are valuable source for secondary raw materials, if treated properly; if not, they are a source of toxins and carcinogens. Rapid technology change, low initial cost, and planned obsolence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of computers or other electronic components around the globe. Technical solutions are available, but in most cases a legal framework, a collection system, logistics, and other services need to be implemented before applying a technical solution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, estimates 30 to 40 million surplus electronic equipment classified as "hazardous household waste", would be ready for end-of-life management in the next few years.


R2 Highlights


  • Responsible Recycling (R2) requirements are guidelines for the electronic recycling industry to control the focus material from disposed to the landfills and also harvest components for reuse.
  • Effective implementation of R2 requirements promotes safe and effective recovery and reuse of electronic equipment and materials
  • R2 requires the control of downstream recycling chain to ensure end of life disposition is effective.
  • Minimizes environmental and public health risks.
  • R2 management system controls extends to the control of shipping and control of transportation of materials
  • Demonstrates compliance with domestic and international laws to help reduce potential regulatory risk with focus materials
  • Minimizes liability and encourages reduced insurance costs for recyclers
  • Assists original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) with due diligence for their end-of-life electronics
  • Helps to reduce energy use and recovery of usable components by the reuse, refurbish dispose hierarchy.
  • Identification and control of “Focus Materials” is an important factor of implementing and maintaining an effective r2 management system.


Why using BDSi?


  • Over 35 years of expertise in helping organizations to achieve certification
  • Consulting, Training and Auditing experience for over 20 different international standards
  • Experienced consultants with practical knowledge and hands on experience.
  • Customized Business Systems approach to meet your business needs
  • Our consultants and trainers are well known in the industry. 
  • The key is to define, develop and implement a management system that will compliment the organization’s business practices.


R2 Series Training

  • Responsible Recycling (R2) Internal Auditor Training
  • Role of Top Management (Executive Overview)
  • Understanding and Implementing Responsible Recycling (R2)
  • Integrating ISO 9001 and Responsible Recycling (R2)


    For more information or to schedule a training session please contact us at 
    +1 586 795 1500 or email: