Did you know that the world generates around 40 million tons of electronic waste every year?
We live in a culture of use and throw-away. What we do with our outdated electronics directly impacts the world and The Vested Group wants to help make a difference.
Silicon Mountain is a documentary that explores the cycle of e-waste and what companies in the electronic recycling industry are doing to solve the problem. Click below to watch a quick trailer - scroll back to the top of this page to view the full film.
In 2013, we were introduced to electronics recycling with the acquisition of our first client in the industry. It quickly became clear that the process of electronics recycling was uniquely complicated. It also became obvious that what these companies were doing was a benefit to everyone on the planet.
We wanted to do all that we could to help and, because our expertise was with a cloud business system called NetSuite, we started there. We began collaborating with multiple recyclers to understand their current processes and needs.
We learned that the complexity of their business was eating away at their revenue and inhibiting their growth. This led The Vested Group to develop an industry-specific software that could help them simplify and organize their business.
But, it wasn’t enough. Once you learn about the good that can be done, you want to spread the word. Our “aha” moment came at a Conscious Capitalism conference in 2019 where they showed a short video that a company had produced to highlight the benefits they had received from partnering with local charities.
We then realized a movie could be an educational and entertaining way to easily reach and inspire a large audience. Our goal then became to create an inspiring documentary about the importance of every step of electronics recycling. That goal came to fruition in our film, Silicon Mountain.
The Vested Group’s electronics processing solution, reVESTED, is a complete business management system that addresses the complex requirements companies in the electronics refurbishing, recycling, and distributing industry face.
We understand your unique needs and business processes and have built an end to end solution on the NetSuite platform that is integrated with NetSuite's market leading cloud ERP system.
Using NetSuite’s powerfully flexible platform, reVESTED is the only business software you will need to manage your electronics refurbishing, recycling, and redistributing organization.
With the power of NetSuite, reVESTED resolves the most complicated business challenges and brings simplicity and clarity to your operation. If you'd like to know more, get started below:
Many people watch this film and immediately ask, "What can I do to help?" Glad you asked! We'll start with a few easy steps you can take.
Repair if you can:
You'd be surprised at the number of electronics you can repair yourself. One excellent resource is iFixit, where you can not only learn about repairing your own gadgets, but you can also learn about the Right to Repair movement.
Recycle if you can't repair:
Whether your device is beyond repair or you're just not feeling that adventurous, you can always recycle your electronics rather than have them sit in that drawer or gather dust in the garage. Find an electronics recycler near you that is certified as environmentally friendly and data destruction-safe.
Staying informed is another valuable way you can support positive changes. A few insightful resources are listed below:
-Learn more about Planned Obsolescence (iFixit)
-Find more e-waste facts here (The World Counts)
-A New Circular Vision for Electronics (World Economic Forum)
You can find more information on what is accepted and dates by clicking here.