You probably know what it is, but here is why its important for your business
So for those of you that don’t know, OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer” meaning the company or facility that actually produced a product. OEMs are significant in the recycling world in that more and more, they are being called on directly with mandates to take back obsolete items for recycling.
In fact, this is one of the key aspects of electronic waste legislation. The requirement for companies to sustainably manage their product from the point of creation, to the point of sale, and then through a recycling process is slowly becoming accepted as the best way to address a growing e waste problem.
Why Should I Know My OEM?
Sometimes the OEM is the first entity to contact when you are ready to dispose of your electronics or appliances. Many Original Manufacturers channel streams of products to get recycled sustainably and comprehensively. They are important pillars in the recycling world.
Many believe that OEMs should be held accountable for recycling appliances they manufacture and produce, others think that it is the job of the consumer or individual to make sure products get recycled. What do you think?