Many of us have an old laptop or tablet sitting in our junk drawer but don’t always know where to dispose of or donate such items. Each year, 50 million tons of e-waste are generated globally. Laptops and tablets often contain precious minerals that must be mined if not reused or recycled. Pyxera Global wants to make it easier for households and businesses to work together to reduce e-waste.
Through this pilot, Pyxera Global and its data modeling and analytics partner, Metabolic, are working with the logistics leader to create an innovative reverse logistics hub. This pilot will inform a blueprint for the industry to determine how logistics companies can use existing infrastructure and new local community relationships to recover old electronics, then process and redistribute them for commercial use at economies of scale.