Many materials from discarded electronic products are still well usable. By reusing, these resources can bring more value and contribute to creating a circular society. GIGABYTE conforms to the European Union WEEE Directive extending manufacturer responsibility. We have set up reverse logistics and recycling channels in Europe, North America, and Taiwan. Consumers can check with us to find the closest recycling point to them and drop off any products they would like to discard. In this way, waste can be recycled and reused with an extended lifecycle, which makes energy and resource be used properly in a circular way.

GIGABYTE Global Contact Sites for Recycling Information

Europe / Germany
Europe / Netherlands
Europe / France
Europe / UK

Reverse Logistics Solution

In 2018, GIGABYTE drew on more than 20 years of professional expertise in PCB repairs and customer service to set up the subsidiary Bestyield International (“Bestyield”). A sustainable circular economy business model was established based on a core philosophy of Mottainai[1]. The highest level of “Optimizing” certification under the BS 8001 circular economy standard was successfully obtained for business model maturity in 2020.

[1] Mottainai is a Japanese phrase used to sigh for something that is no longer what it should be. It was later used to convey regret over wasting materials, efforts, or actions.

Achievements of Reverse Logistics Solution

Action Plan Outcomes in 2021
Repair 565,961 pcs were sent for repair and 553,044 pcs were picked up after being repaired, indicating the repair rate was 97.7% and 633.5 metric tons of e-waste were avoided.
Refurbish A total of 44,665 pcs of products were refurbished and 15,032 pcs were sold after refurbishment. Unsold products were returned to the distributor’s refurbished goods warehouse after refurbishment and testing for continued use. Electronic waste was reduced by a total of 41.6 metric tons.
Disposal Consumers provided 2,798 pcs of scrapped products that were verified as being unserviceable. All were subsequently disposed of through qualified contractors.
Reuse Bestyield purchased 24,155 pcs of scrapped products and picked functioning or serviceable parts as materials for future repair work.

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Sold after Refurbishment