ZeroNet launches 21st century smart take back scheme.
AImagine being able to schedule your e waste collection for pick up at your front door ! Maybe now you can.
At last month’s CIRCULÉIRE network meeting we were proud to announce the launch of a pioneering circular logistics SaaS platform in Ireland in 2024 C2X:Smart Take Back for the 21st Century, developed by founder Paul McSweeney and The ZeroNet.
This year (2023) Mr McSweeney and The ZeroNet were awarded Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) funding from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) to launch The ZeroNet in Ireland specifically C2X : a smart take back scheme from the consumer to everywhere. Beginning in 2024, they will be partnering with fellow CIRCULÉIRE members IQUTECH and Offerre to expand their offering across Ireland. These partnerships will assist in the take-back service for specialist and banded electronics (iQuTech) and specific medical devices (Offerre). The platform will launch with collaboration from Limerick City and County Council , Dublin City CouncilDun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
The ZeroNet was created as a means to tackle the “tsunami of e-waste” that is globally being mismanaged each year worldwide. Seeing a missing puzzle piece CEO Paul McSweeney set about to create the world’s first cloud-based technology platform designed around managing the domestic recovery of e-waste with a key ethos: transforming the way in which products and materials are recovered and facilitating a transformation in high value, zero-waste recovery.
With plans to also offer take-back collections for textiles and clothing there are big things on the horizon for this innovative approach to driving circular economy. Here’s what the team had to say Watch Here
CIRCULÉIRE is a public-private partnership co-created by Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), together with industry partners, CIRCULÉIRE aims to assist manufacturers and their supply chains to switch from linear to circular business models. In November 2022, DECC announced €1.5m continuation funding for CIRCULÉIRE in 2023.
Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.