As we see a lot of e-waste being generated in these modern times, we thought of a solution to dispose of the waste from the general public and reuse them for environmental benefit.
What it does
We have come up with a solution in the form of a website that attracts users to sell the discarded electronic products in order to get monetary benefits that they can use to buy refurbished devices and other locally made sustainable items.
How we built it
We, a team of 5 people have brainstormed to concretize our basic idea into a semi-functional website that is responsive and can be visible in various screen sizes like desktop and mobile.
Challenges we ran into
Deciding on how to reuse and repurpose the e-waste we are getting from customers and making them interested in disposing of through us. We had to think of the e-wallet feature and how they can benefit from it.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We as a team were working in different time zones (BST and IST) and still managed to complete the end-to-end planning the execution of the idea and the building of the website in almost 30 hours.
What we learned
Good communication and teamwork go a long way. We learned effective management of waste, especially e-waste, and how that can contribute to a circular economy.
What's next for EcoRe
We can get a wide variety of products into our catalog and get a lot of electronic devices manufacturing industries to buy spare parts from us in bulk. The website can expand its reach to multiple countries and help them manage their e-waste in an effective manner.