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Published on February 19th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown


EcoATM Raises £25m To Roll Out e-Waste Cashback Machines

February 19th, 2013 by  

EcoATM raised £25 million ($40 million) in debt financing to deploy more of its e-waste machines across the United States. The mezzanine debt financing  was obtained from Falcon Investment Advisors.

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These allow people to deposit their discarded cellphones and other electronics for recycling, and the machines in turn pay them.

EcoATM has already installed 300 machines in shopping centres in the US so that consumers and businesses can easily sell their old small electronics. The machines operate by examining the device and then finding the highest price for it on the market, then the owner decides whether or not they want to sell it for that price.

This new £25 million funding will allow EcoATM the chance to install these machines outside of larger cities.

EcoATM is a company based in San Diego, California, United States. You can find EcoATM locations here.


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  • Otis11

    Does it also erase all the data on your phone? Or at least give you the option?

    That would be perfect.

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