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E-Waste Collection, Sorting and Upcycling
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Business Model Description
Set up recycling plants for treating and recycling collected Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), colloquially known as e-waste, and classified as hazardous waste due to the presence of substances such as mercury, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Recover materials within WEEE, including scarce metal resources, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and printed circuit boards. Operate as a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) and an integral part of envisaged regulation on the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for WEEE.
Prevent dumping and burning of e-waste, promote recycling of valuable resources, and reduce environmental pollution.
Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in GPM)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
< USD 50 million
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
< USD 500,000
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
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