b"EPRA Recycling Process and StandardsEPRA is committed to recycling end-of-life electronics (EOLE) collected through our approved network of drop-off locations in a responsible manner that protects the environment and worker health and safety.Preventing e-waste from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers, decreasing environmental issues for the planet.WHY RECYCLE?There are so many good reasons forKeepingProtecting recycling your end-of-life electronicse-waste out ofworkers' andhere are just a few of them. Canadianhandlers' health landfills. and safety.Ensuring the safe and secure destruction of personal data stored on Recoveringhardware.resources like gold, silver, copper and palladium so they can be recycled to go into new products.The future is in your hands. Dont let it go to waste. EPRA only works with recyclers who have been verifiedEPRA requires that all recyclers actively process material under the nationalElectronics Recycling Standardand maintain appropriate environmental, health, safety (ERS) , which was designed by the electronics industryand security controls for properly handling all materials.to ensure that EOLE are managed in a safe andThe ERS and audit processes promote:environmentally-sound manner.4 sound environmental management practicesTheRecycler Qualification Office (RQO)audits the4 worker health and safety controlsrecyclers against the ERS requirements with third-party4 robust data security measures; andcertification by internationally recognized standards as4 downstream processing accountability.the first step in verification.EPRA ANNUAL REPORT 2020 5"