The goal

Extend the electronic products lifetime through repair, refurbish and reuse ensuring final recycling


The Mission (Electronic Reuse) collectively create, share and manage a set of open-source resources to extend the electronic products lifetime and ensure recycling. This resources are tools and distributed services for perform 'preparation for reuse', 'refurbish' and 'reuse' operations such as checking, data wiping, inventory, trading, channeling and tracking of devices, including quality procedures and certifications. We are a global federation of local groups, organisations, and communities that are using a global open-data store that provides traceability and data-driven circular economy, with transparent and good technical data for measuring durability of digital devices and their components. Any initiative focused on repairing, refurbishing, reusing and recycling, and in general promoting zero waste and circular economy on electronic equipment are warm welcomed to join to federation; we offer to all of them data, services and technologies to gain profitability, effectiveness, efficiency, and traceability to maximize circularity of digital devices.


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Distributed Services

Traceability Service

Traceability is key to ensure that reuse contributes to recycling and to the evaluation of how brands and reuse initiatives minimize the environmental impact by extending the useful life span. The design of the process and support tools to trace digital devices (EEE/WEEE) and geographical path of reused equipment to the collection and recycling points should be proposed and discussed with stakeholders. eReuse tools guarantee that any device data has been created by a signed process and federated platforms reports to ereuse exchange traceability data about the devices they manage. Any device is represented by a uniform resource locator (URL) and WR Tag for localization and collection and eReuse provides and APP for interaction.

Research and analytics

Researchers, Citizens, Brands and Governments now have open data repositories with aggregated details about traceability and social impact of electronic reuse. It provides knowledge of device recycling locations and reveals the durability and total usage time. This builds confidence in donors and governments and generates data that enables (building the knowledge base for environmental action and sustainability) movement toward a fully circular electronics economy.

Any initiative focused on fixing, reusing and in general promoting Zero Waste on electronic equipment are warm welcome to Examples of this initiatives could be Repairs Cafe, Hackspaces, Collaborative economy, solidarity donations for digital divide eradication and social change. Performed by Start-ups/Entrepreneurs, Enterprises, Non-profit organizations, Social enterprises and reuse and recycling centers. contributes to overcome common requirements such as access to sufficient good-quality used devices (offer), capture demand (local or international, social), quick preparation of those with greatest potential for reuse, ability to make direct donations of those that are up-to-date, traceability at component level and commitment of receivers of reused devices to ensure recycling.

Open-Source Tools

Device Inventory

A software to assist the diagnostic and inventory of digital devices (Desktop, Laptop, Netbook and Server). With its self-booting start-up, you don't have to worry about which operating system is installed. Just boot your device with a CD/USB or network and test your system hardware, capture hardware characteristics for rating and serial number for traceability and reporting.

Device Traceability

A system that records information and traceability for any device. Collects from each device, at least, the geographical places it has been donated/recycled and aggregated metadata. A Device Hub and other Traceability Systems are federated to share traceability data.

Device Hub

It is an IT Asset Management System focused in efficiently managing the circular life-cycle of devices. It processes detailed hardware information, contributing organizations to manage their hardware more effectively, avoiding unnecessary asset purchases (reduce) and promoting the harvesting of existing resources (internal reuse). A Device Hub can easily integrate with existing social platforms, IT Asset Management Systems, with other Device Hubs and with traceability systems to exchange traceability information, ensuring and promoting reusing and final recycling.

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David Franquesa

David Franquesa

Project Manager

David Franquesa (1979) received a MSc in Computer Engineering (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC, 2006), a Master of Advance Studies on Sustainability, Technology and Human Development (Chair UNESCO of Sustainability – UPC – 2010) and currently does his Phd thesis at Institute of Sustainability (UPC) with title “Digital ecosystem for reuse and recycling of digital devices”. He works as researcher at Distributed Systems Group (UPC) and in EU project. His research interest covers the areas of circular economy of electronics, distributed and adaptive systems, Commons Management , Digital Commons, Digital Divide, ICT and Sustainability. He has more than 15 papers (1 high-impact journal, 1 Best Paper award EnviroInfo 2015 and 1 IEEE and a book chapter at University Of United Nations). He has more than eight years working experience as Business Intelligence Consultant on Information Works GmbH (2006-2015) and he is Co-founder of project (2014), (2010) and NGO TxT-Tecnologia per a Tothom (2002).

Mayra Pastor

Mayra Pastor

Community Manager

Mayra Pastor Valdivia (1985) graduated from Texas Christian University with a major in psychology and a minor in sociology and received her master’s degree in adult clinical psychology from the University of Barcelona. She is currently working on her computer engineering degree at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-Barcelona Tech). She is interested in the field of artificial intelligence, software engineering, computer-human interaction and, generally, in molding technology to assist society have a higher quality of life and improve their well-being. She works at as a content and community manager and as a teacher at a language academy.

Santiago Lamora

Santiago Lamora

Traceability developer

Santiago Lamora is graduated as Computer Engineer at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He works as developer of the eReuse traceability tool as part of CHEST project.

Besides participating in eReuse, he works in Pangea, a NGO providing Internet services to not-for-profit organisations and social movements, in the Confine project.

He is council member of Guayente Association, a not-for-profit organisation which contributes to the socioeconomic development and the reduction of the digital divide on rural areas.

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