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A Higher Standard for the Industry

What if you could improve your company's bottom line, increase revenue, reduce business risk and boost your competitive advantage-- all at the same time. The Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS&™), the recycling industry’s management system standard for quality, environment and health & safety (QEH&S) does exactly that.

Specifically designed for the recycling industry, RIOS™; integrates the key operational elements of a robust management system, bringing quality, environmental and health and safety together into one streamlined system.

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Find out how your facility can get started on the path toward certification.


Learn about RIOS™

Learn how you as a link in the recycling chain can support responsible recycling and reuse of material.

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Work with a RIOS™ Certified Facility

RIOS™ offers the guidance and necessary tools to comply with industry requirements and federal regulations allowing a recycling facility to stay ahead of market changes. Working with a RIOS™ certified facility means your partners:
  • Meet the highest recycling benchmarks
  • Promote environmentally-sound facility management
  • Enhance corporate responsibility

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