Currently, there is no widely accepted measure for a recycler's commitment to social responsibility. This makes it very difficult to be sure your waste is being handled appropriately.

So, how to address this situation?

WR3A believes the first step is to connect pieces that already exist:

To accomplish this, WR3A will act as a third-party certifier for these transactions, utilizing its industry-leading expertise and experience. Our on-line program will appropriately match a large number of transactions automatically by asking both parties a few simple questions. More sensitive transactions will be red-flagged by our program with the option to apply a WR3A audit or custom contract.

This will reform industry practices much like Fair Trade Coffee has done for the coffee industry. In both instances transparency and standardization are necessary to allow consumer demand to drive change in the industry.