Sustainability and the green movement have done much to raise profits for small businesses. Once thought a fad, recycling has itself become big business. But some industry products are often thought unrecyclable and better suited for the landfill.
The consumer electronics industry was once one of the biggest offenders. Yet the public is now showing an interest in recycling old computers, TVs and smartphones. Still, they only know they should return their used smartphones; they know nothing of the small businesses profiting from the use of reverse logistics companies.