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 has also developed the the app in English so that we can 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!