The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) welcomes Wisconsin Specialty Recycling as a Tier 1 participant in its Green Tier program, which recognizes organizations committed to going beyond compliance and to continually improve their environmental performance using an environmental management system. The program has two tiers of participation, including a more rigorous Tier 2 level.
Wisconsin adopted Green Tier legislation in 2004 and a reauthorized law in 2009. While other state programs include EMS, Wisconsin’s program is unique because of its verification process through EMS audits. Wisconsin Specialty Recycling is an electronics recycler that reuses and upcycles electronic devices and components to reduce end-of-life e-waste. As a Tier 1 participant, the company commits to developing an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system within its first year in the program and has future goals to conduct energy audits, enhance building efficiency, and implement a full solar installation by 2025 with a self-contained battery system sourced from recycled e-waste.
“We look forward to partnering with the company as they focus on improving the environmental impacts of the electronics industry by promoting a reuse-first approach to electronics recycling,” says DNR Environmental Management Division Administrator Darsi Foss.