Embracing the Circular Economy: One EO Entrepreneur’s Story
Integral to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s core beliefs is our commitment to making a positive difference in the world—exemplified by our pledge to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030. We are proud to share EO member James Kilkelly‘s efforts to disrupt the linear economy with his innovative approach to addressing electronic waste.
Earth’s population is expected to swell to 9 billion people by 2030. With more people depending on our planet’s finite natural resources, it will take careful planning to ensure that these resources meet future consumer demand. Unfortunately, our current linear economy produces enormous amounts of waste—and electronic waste is one of the fastest-growing categories to address.
That’s why businesses and industries must embrace the circular economy—the economy of the future―where we move away from wasteful practices, prioritize recycling and avoid dumping products into landfills. But how do we get there?
James Kilkelly is founder and CEO of Tellerex, a company that enables its customers in the banking and banking technology industry to manage their ATM assets in a secure, compliant and environmentally responsible manner. The company is also leading the charge to guide the banking technology industry and its original equipment manufacturers on how to produce large equipment, such as ATM machines, in a sustainable way.