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Automated e-Waste Recycling Kiosk Solution by: Outerwall

EcoATM is the first automated e-waste recycling station that dispenses instant cash in exchange for old phones, tablets, and MP3 players.

The Triple Bottom Line

Environmental EcoATM has kept 31,800 kilograms of copper out of landfills – enough to create a second Statue of Liberty.

Social The 900 recycling kiosks around the United States make recycling old phones, MP3 players, and tablets easily accessible where people do their shopping.

Economic EcoATM automatically locates the buyer willing to pay the highest price for the recycled device.

EcoATM is a network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, currently deployed nationwide in the United States. Through simple steps, customers can easily recycle their devices while putting a little cash in their pockets. When a device is deposited into an EcoATM kiosk, it is scanned for type, serial number, and condition. The EcoATM will then search for the highest price among a network of buyers, and ask if you agree to sell your device. If so, money is exchanged on the spot after proof of identity is provided. Live monitored cameras match sellers to their I.D. before cash is dispensed, and all transactions and personal information are reported daily to local police to help identify possible theft. Why a Sustainia100 solution? Through nationwide deployment in the United States, mainly in shopping malls, EcoATM provides an easily accessible recycling solution where people get paid instantly for recycling their goods. EcoATM makes sure that the phones are reused and recycled, keeping tons of potentially toxic waste out of landfills. EcoATM has found a second life for 75% of the more than 2 million collected devices, and has recycled the rest.

Developed: USA

Deployed:  USA

EcoATM takes the hassle out of recycling electronics by instantly exchanging cash for used devices.


Sustainia100 2014