E-World Online and Costco partner on program to reduce waste

Vista, Calif. -- Consumer electronics recycler E-World Online said Wednesday that it has teamed with Costco Wholesale Corp. on the launch of a national program to make managing merchandise returns more sustainable.

E-World Online’s Retail Return Program will track returned merchandise and find markets for reusable or recyclable products. Costco has implemented, trained and deployed E-World Online’s RRP program in all of its U.S. warehouses, making it the largest such retail return program, according to E-World Online.

Since the program first launched in June 2012, 1.1 million items equaling 14 million pounds of returned material have been transported, cataloged, recycled, remarketed or salvaged. Each warehouse enters data into a customized material tracking system that streamlines and unifies the reporting process across every warehouse, recycling facility and transportation center.

E-World Online’s Retail Return Program is based on its Manufacturer Interstate Take-back System, which provides retailers greater control over returned merchandise.


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