As of June 5, 2014, R2 (Responsible Recycling) will be managed by SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International).
SERI is a non-profit organization with a global mission: "promoting safe and sustainable electronics reuse and recycling worldwide." Their core focus is to administer and improve the R2 Standard globally.
In addition to managing the R2 Standard, SERI will expand their scope to sponsoring and supporting electronics recycling projects in developing countries, education and outreach campaigns on the need for responsible recycling and other activities.
No need to worry...nothing will be changing for CompuCycle, Houston's first R2 Certified Recycler. The R2 2013 Standard Program is not changing. SERI is committed to multi-stakeholder decision making regarding any changes to the R2 Standard.
"A new organization is necessary to carry out additional activates, create new programs and meet new challenges in electronics recycling around the world. SERI is launching several new programs designed to promote responsible recycling."
For more information, visit www.sustainableelectronics.org