A new app aims to make it easy to get your hands on the parts you might otherwise have discarded, as well as those left in the landfill.
The Electronic Waste Collection App (EWC) lets users select a device, select the area to collect the waste, and then scan the QR code to enter a code and track the waste’s location.
The app can then retrieve the items for recycling.
The app, which is free, will work with any smartphone, but EWC is targeting iOS and Android devices.
The company says the app can help make it easier for users to recycle electronics that are left in a landfill or incinerator.
“The goal of EWC was to make the process of recycling as simple as possible, and to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed decisions on how to best dispose of electronic waste,” says a press release from EWC.
“As the only app on the market that allows users to track the status of their electronic waste and the items that are still within their collection area, EWC has a lot of potential for increasing recycling rates and recycling of our nation’s electronic waste.”
The app is designed to help users identify the devices in their collection areas and help them track the location of the devices.
It also lets users track the number of devices within their area, so that they can plan their recycling efforts accordingly.
“We are really excited to have the support of Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, and many more to bring this app to our users,” says EWC CEO Dan Storch.
“We believe that this app will help increase recycling rates, and we look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months as we work to improve the app for other devices.”
The new app has received positive reviews from customers.
The iPhone app received a “5 out of 5” rating from TechCrunch.
The Android app received positive feedback from the App Store.
The EWC app was recently featured on TechCrunch, TechCrunch’s iPhone app, and TechCrunch Android app.