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JVS eCycle Opportunities Earns R2/RIOS™ Certification

JVS is proud to announce that its eCycle Opportunities subsidiary recently earned Responsible Recycling (R2) and Recycling Industry Operating Standard® (RIOS) certifications, ensuring best practices in electronics recycling and data security.

eCycle Opportunities provides certified secure data removal, IT asset management and environmentally responsible recycling while providing jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

“Achieving R2/RIOS certification demonstrates a commitment to high national and global standards,” said Stacey Lareau, JVS director of business development. “The certification ensures that our work is carried out in a manner that protects people, the environment and data security.”

In addition to recycling electronics that are dropped off by individuals at JVS’s Southfield headquarters, eCycle Opportunities helps local companies and organizations evaluate their electronic assets to determine if they could be refurbished and sold or if they should be recycled. Oakland County, Lawrence Technological University, The Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit and others currently contract with eCycle Opportunities for e-waste management.

“Our R2/RIOS certification gives companies and organizations assurance that their data is handled securely, and that none of their equipment ends up in a landfill,” explained Lareau. “It also provides the same benefit to individuals who want a convenient, safe and secure way to properly recycle their electronic goods.”

JVS’s eCycle Opportunities team has already dismantled and recycled more than 180,000 pounds of computers and other electronics. For further information on how your company can work with eCycle Opportunities, contact Lareau at (248) 233-4292 or slareau@jvsdet.org.

About JVS
JVS is an award-winning human services organization with four main locations in Metropolitan Detroit that helps people realize life’s potential through a variety of programs to maximize their self-sufficiency. The agency helps job seekers jumpstart their job search, provides meaningful services to people with disabilities and helps seniors remain active and engaged.