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News Release 12-167

New "ATM" Takes Old Phones and Gives Back Green

Using sophisticated artificial intelligence, kiosks evaluate unwanted tech for resale and recycling

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Image of a kiosk developed by ecoATM for exchanging used electronics for cash or a donation.

With support from the NSF Small Business Innovation Research program, ecoATM of San Diego, Calif., has developed a unique, automated system that lets consumers trade in old electronic devices for reimbursement or recycling.

Credit: ecoATM


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Image of the floor of the facility where ecoATM kiosks are manufactured.

ecoATM kiosks are manufactured in this facility by project partner D&K Engineering of San Diego, Calif.

Credit: ecoATM


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