An Innovative Solution to E-waste
With understanding of the challenge e-waste poses, UNDP China worked with internet company Baidu and developed a smartphone application called “Baidu Recycle”. The app helps users price and recycle their electronic products by introducing nearby legitiamte e-waste pick-up services, helping streamline the recycling process and cut down ‘informal recycling stations’.
The app is the first product from the UNDP-Baidu Big Data Joint Laboratory, which serves as an engine to identify valuable data, formulate and implement new methods and frameworks for using big data to support development goals.
UNDP hopes to be able to replicate the app successfully in English and share our knowledge and expertise to the rest of the world.
China now has a fantastic working solution, with clear results, that can tackle one of the biggest developmental challenges of our century.
Now is the time to work together and show the rest of the world what we can do!
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How to Use The App
To access the web-based app, search for “@百度回收站” in the mobile Baidu search app. A smartphone app version will also be available for download on iOS and Android later this year.
1. After opening the app simply click on the type of appliance you want to recycle.
2. Choose the size of the item
3. Take a quick picture
4. Input your details (phone number and address),
5. The app will tell you how much money you receive for recycling this product,
6. Then click submit!
You can look at the information you have submitted on ‘my recycling’ and within 24 hours an accredited recycler will be in contact to confirm collection.
The app even provides you a coupon for a new product to encourage users to dispose in a safe way.
Easy, accessible and effective.