I spent the day today at the GreenBiz Forum 12 in New York. I’m a senior writer at GreenBiz, which does a great job producing events. I interviewed Dan Hendrix, the CEO of Interface, who’s picking up where the company’s legendary and visionary founder, Ray Anderson, left off; more here. And I wrote about Israel Ganot, the co-founder and CEO of Gazelle, a fast-growing startup that recycles electronics. Please read this story if, like many of us, you don’t know what to do with your old gadgets. I first covered Gazelle back in 2009. [See Cash for (electronic) clunkers.]
Here’s how the story begins:
Think, for a moment, about that one place in your house where you don’t like to go.
That closet. The garage. In my house, it’s the attic. Ugh.
The place where you put stuff you no longer want or need.
“How much is enough?” asks Israel Ganot.
Ganot, who is the president, co-founder and CEO of Gazelle, spoke today at the GreenBiz Forum 12 in New York. He has a way to help you de-clutter your home, at least when it comes to electronics. Gazelle buys back cell phones, laptops and other electronics, offers free shipping and then pays you for them. Gazelle makes money by reselling the used goods in the U.S. or abroad. What it can’t resell, it recycles.
“We give new life to old gadgets that still have value,” he says.
You can read the rest here.