Resource Efficient Business Model Case Study: Incentivised Return

9th February 2012

This case study looks at incentivised return of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, particularly the commercial opportunities presented by getting re-used electrical products back into the market place by undertaking a case study of Trade eXchange Technologies U.K. Ltd.

Key findings
Businesses benefit from increased customer footfall and loyalty
Trade in companies gain a margin from re-use business activity
Electronic retailers receive Corporate Social Responsibility benefits

Overview

Overview

This case study looks at incentivised return of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, particularly the commercial opportunities presented by getting reused electrical products back into the market place.

How does it work?

An incentivised return model works by a service provider purchasing used electrical equipment from individuals, refurbishing it and selling it on to new owners for a profit. This type of model is more resource efficient as it keeps electrical and electronic equipment in use for longer. It also encourages capture of end of life products for effective recycling.

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