EDF, EMC Discover Innovative E-Waste Tracking Systems
A code printed on electronic subsystem components using passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) ink is one of the winners of Eco-Challenge, a crowdsourced competition hosted by InnoCentive Inc for IT company EMC Corporation and the Environmental Defense Fund, aimed at finding solutions for tracking shipments of used electronic components and subsystems and ensuring that they are disposed of responsibly.
The unique 12-digit code would be printed directly onto each subsystem component using the RFID ink. The idea was submitted by Sumit Bhardwaj, a digital marketer in London.
- The use of an electronic identification “bee”, or e-Bee, that combines electronic identification codes printed on components with an online crowdsourcing platform, together yielding a holistic picture of where electronic components end up; and
- A tracking system that leverages a sheet of labels printed with unique, encrypted codes for each major component in the system. Similar to those used in the fresh food industry, the labels would be applied to and follow subsystem components as they move through the disposal process.
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