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Optimise the Value of Your ICT Assets
Getting the most out of ICT equipment doesn't have to stop when you no longer need them. With Recover-E®, your assets can generate value for business, for the economy and for society.
Sharing the journey to Recover-E®
Recycling, recovering and re-using old ICT equipment can help generate value for you and society. Doing that safely and responsibly calls for Recover-E®, the circular approach to generating more from our ICT equipment.
Transforming data into real information
Transparency in the entire value chain is essential for building strong circular economies. With Recover-E®, transparency is provided on everything from ICT asset to financial flow.
Sharing responsibilities starts with you…
As business and private users of ICT equipment, selling, donating or simply deposing of our old or aging products typically marks the end of their use. But have you ever thought about what happens with these products after that? And, did you know that value can continue to be extracted even though these old computers, monitors, phones and servers are no longer of practical use to us?
In the circular economy, everyone from product owner and user, to recoverer and recycler, can contribute to making sure this process works effectively.
It starts with building in transparency and responsibility so that we can take control of what happens with our equipment when we no longer need it while improving the financial, social and econological costs and benefits of using ICT at the same time. The Recover-E® Program is a shared responsibility solution that helps us do just that…in a smart, circular way.
The average lifespan
of a PC
The number of jobs created for every
10,000 tons of material disposed of
Of gold from E-Waste
Sources: Babbitt, C. W., R. Kahhat, et al. (2009); CAI International; Eurostat; Remploy E-cycle; Step Initiative; 10 Unido, M. a. (2009), “Reuse and Recycle: Growing Green Business.” ;worldometer.com
IN THE NEWS
Recover-E® is making a positive impact on society and the economy every single day through its members, experts and services. Here, you can find out more about our work.
The Recover-E® Foundation
The Recover-E® Foundation is established since 2013 in partnership with SiSo and Royal HaskoningDHV. The Foundation promotes chain management and innovative recycling and courages the sustainable re-use of depreciated IT equipment. Recover-E® is developed using a fund of the European Regional Development Fund. Recover-E® is one of the first projects adopting the circular business model with 20% of revenues generated being allocated to the Recover-E® Innovation Fund. This Fund is managed by the Recover-E® Foundation and was established to support innovation in recycling and recovery.Through the Foundation, the fund also provides help and support for developing new recycling techniques and innovative methods.
…is a highly experienced consultant with an extensive track record in waste and resources management at various (inter)national companies and governmental… Read more
…is a highly experienced consultant in the Circular Economy field with an extensive track record in chain management development across the ICT… Read more
Ed Alting Siberg…
…is director of business development and the co-founder of SiSo, one of the major growth initiatives in the Netherlands.SiSo develops policy and solutions… Read more