Creation date: 2009
Sector of activity: Energy, utilities and environment
Social issue: Environment and rural settings
Recicla Electrónicos México is a social and sustainable business whose reason for being is to create a culture of recycling and the re-use of obsolete electronic products. Through Mexico's National Education Program, they preserve the environment with more than 12,000 tons of recycled materials and more than 2.5 million participants. In addition, they create green jobs and donate more than 300 refurbished computers to community schools.
With each kilogram (2.2 pounds) of recycled electronics, this company prevents the further exploitation of virgin natural resources and the burning of fuels needed to treat raw materials.
Their internal innovation laboratory is called EcoMakerShop and is used for the development of their own range of products focused on markets having to do with automation, robotics, mechatronics, and educational kits, as well as recycling services in the industrial machinery sector. In order to sell their products, they have create their own bricks-and-mortar shop called EcoMakerStore and their growing online store www.ecomakerstore.com.