Our Activity

Bootstraping circular economy ecosystems

In a circular and collaborative economy ecosystem people and organizations improve and exchange electronic devices to avoid non-premature recycling. We support local actors to practice and ensure circular consumption of electronic devices: we transfer know-how, we introduce open-source circular economy resources, and we build connections among local actors and eReuse members and partners.

Measure and improve circular consumption

Circular consumption is to make the most of time resources by ensuring that in the end they are recycled, but never before time or prematurely, but only when they can no longer be used or reused by anyone else. We propose a set of measures, metrics and progress indicators to measure and learn how to use electronic devices for the longest time, either internally, or by collaborating with external agents so that these devices are reused and recycled properly. Knowing metrics such as the durability or obsolescence ultimately optimize our consumption. Our members help consumers to measure that.

Certify circularity of members and platforms

The circularity of electronics is to apply the Rs in order and ensure final recycling (last R), so our members, responsible of collecting, refurbishing and resale digital devices, should certify there is no premature recycling and measure the impacts generated by reuse. The challenge is to provide resources for members to be able to self-evaluate, self-certificate and share this data with us.

Research on circular production of electronic devices

Partners help members to share performance and traceability data (non-personal) that can be interlinked to measure circular production of electronic devices. Ereuse.org creates an anonymized open-data to measure this metrics such as durability, upgradeability, and obsolescence of electronic devices. Final consumers and members share with us this data.

Coordinate open-source resources roadmap for reusing electronics

Our members and partners develops and share open-source resources such as refurbishment tools, inventory management and traceability systems, self-certification mechanisms for quality and circularity standards, good practices and case studies. The challenge in this activity is to prioritize which resources are key to the community and ensure they are open-source and based on open standards. Ereuse coordinates the development roadmap of this resources.