SOURCE: Technocycle


February 21, 2012 12:28 ET

Houston Technology and E-Waste Recycling Company, TechnoCycle, Now Quad Certified: e-Stewards, R2, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 -- A Value Add for Customers and Community

The E-Waste Services Company Is Committed to Environmentally Responsible Disposal and Recycling Services -- Raises the Bar in Best Practices for 2012

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - TechnoCycle, the leading provider of e-waste disposal and recycling services in Houston, is proud to announce that it has completed the rigorous qualification process of certification to the e-Stewards and R2 (Responsible Recycling) electronic recycling certification standards as well as the environmental ISO 14001 and health & safety OHSAS 18001 standards.

As TechnoCycle expands, its owner and founder Mike Buckles strengthens his commitment to e-waste customers and communities home and abroad. By achieving industry-leading certifications Buckles ensures that TechnoCycle will maintain the highest standards of industry accountability in data security, environmental responsibility, and health and safety.

The e-Stewards and R2 certification standards, both introduced in 2009, have quickly become the leading electronic recycling industry standards, focusing on the electronic recycling industry-specific issues of data security, environmental accountability, worker and public health, and material accountability through final disposition.

ISO 14001, an environmental management standard, and OHSAS 18001, a health and safety operational standard, are internationally recognized standards that provide organizations with a consistent methodology of "Plan - Do - Check - Act" to comply with common, and industry-specific, laws and regulations.

"The dual certification of e-Stewards and R2, combined with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, makes TechnoCycle a quad certified service provider in whom customers can have complete confidence," said Buckles.

"E-Stewards Recyclers are the only recyclers that assure your hazardous electronic waste is not exported to developing countries and is recycled in accordance with the most secure practices in the world," said Jim Puckett, executive director of the Basel Action Network and spokesman recently featured on PBS' Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

"We're pleased to add TechnoCycle to the environmentally responsible companies operating to such standards. This partnership and level of commitment raises the bar in industry practice with global impact," added Puckett.

TechnoCycle, which is formally registered with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an electronics recycler, partners with its clients to develop straightforward and sustainable solutions for managing their data security, environmental compliance, and logistical challenges related to the disposal of their end-of-life electronics.

To learn more about TechnoCycle or e-waste recycling, go to or call them at (713) 895-7409.