Association Partners

The ASCDI has assumed a role in several coalitions in order to broaden the support of issues important to our members.

These are well-respected industry associations and non-profits that specialize in different areas of IT Asset Disposition.  ASCDI – The ITAD Association has partnered with these organizations to further promote sustainability and circular economy. 

Please click on the links below to learn more.

Free ICT Europe

As an international trade organization, the ASCDI believes that the rights to resell and service products are rights that should be granted to end-users and independent companies worldwide.

To that end we are proud supporters of the coalition known as Free ICT Europe.   The FREE ICT EUROPE FOUNDATION aims to bring together the independent Enterprise ICT aftermarket operators under the banner of “Freedom to Support, Repair and Resell”.


KEEP is an innovation project led by Chalmers Industriteknik aiming to create a traceability solution for electronic products. Since December 2021, we entered the third phase of the project: full scale testing. Together, the 22 project partners are working towards a future with sustainable production, increased re-use, and recycling.

KEEP is a collaboration between a wide range of companies eager to change the electronics industry and create a better future. The project involves big players as well as innovative startups. We’re always looking for new partnerships.


OBADA is an industry coalition of stakeholders in the IT asset disposition (ITAD) industry.

We are working to create a public utility allowing any enterprise or supply chain system to digitally represent physical assets as NFTs (pNFTs), in effect creating a decentralized “CarFax™” for physical assets. This allows for permanent, interoperable record-keeping of any asset, from manufacturer to recycler, and it gives the world a standard interface for ordering and tracking end-of-life services such as data destruction and recycling.

The Repair Association –

It’s simple. You bought it, you should own it. Period.

You should have the right to use it, modify it, and repair it whenever, wherever, and however you want. It’s our mission to make sure you can. We fight for your right to fix.

Our goal is to advocate for repair-friendly policies, regulations, statutes, and standards at the national, state, and local levels.

Members of The Repair Association enjoy the backing of some of the world’s most powerful activists. We travel the globe on your behalf, testifying in front of statehouses, standards committees, and media outlets to make sure your business continues to thrive.

Our efforts have already yielded success from jailbreaking to automotive repair and even the right to unlock your cellphone.

We plan to do more. We’ll be launching more initiatives that are important to the repair industry in the future…stay tuned.

Reverse Logistics Association – RLA

The Reverse Logistics Association is the only authoritative body for best practices related to reverse logistics.

RLA is a member-driven, global trade association for the returns and reverse industry. The RLA offers information, research, solutions, and facilitates networking introductions for manufacturers, retail companies, and third-party providers. Our goal is to educate and inform reverse logistics professionals globally and be the voice of the reverse industry.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International – SERI

SERI’s Board of Directors and its R2 Technical Advisory Committee comprise diverse groups of individuals representing recyclers, customers of recyclers, government, purchasing officials, nonprofit organizations, certification bodies, OEMs, and others. This enables SERI to understand and incorporate the political, sociological, and economic dimensions – not just the environmental and technical – into the solutions it helps craft.

SERI has the expertise to administer the R2 Certification Program with help from a widely diverse and experienced Board. SERI is keenly familiar with the multi-dimensional challenges relating to refurbishing and final disposition of electronics, including those that confront many developing countries and regions of the world.

Though SERI’s focus primarily lies within the used portion of the electronics lifecycle, we realize that it takes responsible decision making and forward planning at every point in the lifecycle to achieve our goals. Since sustainability cannot start at a device’s end of life, we’ll pursue opportunities to make a positive difference all throughout the electronics lifecycle.

While SERI is currently best known as the housing body and ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization for the R2 Standard, our reach continues to grow as we find new opportunities to make a positive impact for everyone, everywhere around the globe.

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