04
May
2008

Business Opportunity: eWaste Recycling

Occassionally, CnR is approached by individuals and companies with various business propositions and opportunities that may be of interest to our readers. We cannot, however, make any guarantees and, as with any business activity, interested parties are advised to do their own due diligence. If you have a business opportunity you would like to promote on CnR, please e-mail the details here.

eWaste

Each year, 20-50 million metric tonnes of “electronic waste” (eWaste)¬†are discarded by businesses and consumers worldwide. An eWaste recycling company in Guangzhou, China wants to source large quantities of eWaste (old computers, electronics, household appliances, etc.) from outside China to be shipped over to China for processing and recycling.

They’re looking for people who are familiar with and/or reside in their respective home countries that can help them locate and purchase such stockpiles of electronic waste from municipal, regional, national, public, or private electronic waste collection centers, junkyards, etc.

Your level of involvement depends on you.

Upon finding such stockpiles, you would initially be responsible for gathering and communicating information to ascertain and negotiate the value of the waste with the company. You can then choose to either invest in purchasing the waste yourself from the source and resell it to the company for a profit OR you can negotiate a finder’s fee and the company will send their own people out to deal directly with the source.

The company currently purchases its waste from a Chinese waste importer and would prefer to import the waste themselves directly from abroad.

Should you be interested and would like to be put in touch with the company’s representative, please contact me directly here.

UPDATE: Due to falling scrap prices, the Guangzhou company mentioned here is no longer operating and therefore no longer offers this opportunity. Thank you to everyone who e-mailed me (and continues to e-mail me) with their interest.

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