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BUSINESS PLAN
1-DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLICATION
Electra-cycle is a project which is in the field of recycling of electrical and
electronic waste. So we intend to develop an application that will manage the
waste collection entries.
Through the Web, interested users * everybody * must register to become
suppliers.
The application features should allow him the opportunity to declare the type
or types of items in his possession. But also the quantities and the location of
their existence.
The entered information will be used to trigger a logistics system, sorting and
storage. The application will enchain the treatment of these stocks either
recycling or resale of the extracted materials such as plastic, metals or precious
metals

2-MARKET SIZE
Electra-cycle is mobile app that solves many problems related to global
warming which puts the vital balance in danger. People from all around the
world suffer from the harmful effects of electrical and electronic waste. EC is
door to a healthier world that is based on anything that helps to maintain the
natural balance such as the recycling of electrical and electronic waste.
The processes of dismantling and disposing of electronic waste in
developing countries lead to a number of environmental impacts. Liquid
and atmospheric releases end up in bodies of water, groundwater, soil,
and air and therefore in land and sea animals – both domesticated and
wild, in crops eaten by both animals and human, and in drinking water.
One study of environmental effects in Guiyu, China found the following;

Airborne dioxins – one type found at 100 times levels previously
measured


Levels of carcinogens in duck ponds and rice paddies exceeded
international standards for agricultural areas and cadmium, copper,
nickel, and lead levels in rice paddies were above international
standards


Heavy metals found in road dust – lead over 300 times that of a
control village's road dust and copper over 100 times




According to the US EPA, more than 4.6 million tonnes of ewaste ended up in US landfills in 2000. Toxic chemicals in
electronics products can leach into the land over time or are
released into the atmosphere, impacting nearby communities
and the environment. In many European countries, regulations
have been introduced to prevent electronic waste being
dumped in landfills due to its hazardous content. However, the
practice still continues in many countries. In Hong Kong for
example, it is estimated that 10-20 percent of discarded
computers go to landfill.
Why is it necessary to use our app for recycling e-waste?
1.

E-waste represents 2% of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70%

of overall toxic waste.
2.

20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every

year.
3.

A large number of what is labeled as "e-waste" is actually not waste at

all, but rather whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily
marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery.
4.

In 2009, discarded TVs, computers, peripherals (including printers,

scanners, and fax machines) mice, keyboards, and cell phones totaled about
2.37 million short tons.


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