Apple goes green, announces free recycling of used products

Apple goes green, announces free recycling of used products

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US-based tech giant Apple has announced that it will be offering free recycling of its used products. The iPhone maker stated that it will power all its stores, data centers as well as offices with renewable energy which will help in reducing pollution which is caused by the devices.

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The American company is making attempts to cultivate greener Apple Inc. in an environmental section of the corporate website, which began on April 21, 2014. The official website showcases how Apple is increasing its reliance on alternative power sources and is trying its best to send less electronic garbage to landfills.

The California-based company has already started distributing gift cards in about 420 of its stores across the globe. The gift cards are being offered in exchange for iPhones and iPods which are still in good condition and can be resold. All of the company’s stores participating in the project will recycle any Apple product and will not charge anything for it. The company will not be giving away gift cards for recycled products which will have little or no resale value.

The latest offer by Apple covers a variety of electronics which are not supposed to be dumped in the landfills due to toxins in them. In the past years, the company has sold more than 1 billion iPhones, iPads, iPods and Mac computers.

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