Let’s Conquer E-Waste!

ecoatm

90% of Americans own a cellphone, yet only about 20% of unwanted cell phones are recycled each year!

Technology

  • ecoATM is a self-serve kiosk buying back electronics from consumers using patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate products

The Simple Three Step Process

  • Recycling your old phones, MP3 players and tablets doesn’t have to be a hassle. We want to make ecoATM the most convenient way for you to leave a positive impact on the planet while also putting a little cash in your pocket.

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  • Place your device in the ecoATM test station.

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  • The ecoATM will examine your device and then search for the highest price we can find in a network of buyers.
  • The kiosk prices each individual device based on model, condition and the current value on the market.

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  • If you agree to sell it, you will receive cash on the spot.
  • Get green for getting green!

Sources: https://www.ecoatm.com/how-it-works/ 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/used-smartphone-205312451.html

Stakeholders

  • ecoATM company
  • Electronic companies/investors
  • Community

Deployment/Implementation

  • Attract more investors and pair up with electronic companies who will be able to reuse and recycle the devices
  • Increase advertising budget and make consumers aware of the technology by increasing the number of ecoATMs situated in malls and various locations
  • Develop strong partnerships with leading organizations to further change and advance solutions to the e-waste challenge

 

UNI: AV2698

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Case Study Evaluation Instructions

5 Step Process

Note: Please list out steps 1,2,3,4. Tag your UNI. Add a picture if available of the technology. Don’t write too much!

1) Identify a sustainability problem. List area of sustainability as a tag. Choose from: Energy, Water, Waste, Civic Engagement, Safety and Health.

2) Find and summarize with 3-5 bullet points an article that discusses an interesting technology that might address the problem. In the bullets please mention the name of the technology/brand if available. Include the article title, website name and link.

3) Identify organizational stakeholders that will need to use the technology found (i.e. Facilities management team)

4) Propose the first 3 steps in deploying this technology

5) Find another student’s post and using the comment feature, add a bullet describing the technology beyond what the post contains in “Step 2” after reading their article