The companies examined in this report may be not be has recognizable as some in the industry. Many of them do not directly work with the end user. These are the vendors who support carriers, equipment makers and national retailers with their mobile phone buyback programs. The report offers up company information, geography, M&A activity, certification status and more for Brightstar, CExchange, Clover Wireless, eRecyclingCorps, CWork (Assurant) and NextWorth.
While the reuse and recycling ecosystem will continue to thrive and these vendors will search out new areas of business, the market is in a flux (i.e., device subsidies are going away, upgrade cycle is changing) right now. Look for an increased focus on new ways to create device sustainability via modular device and more. In the meantime, these buyback vendors will continue to be an important partner in creating a more responsible and sustainable mobile world.