Apple has make up its devices recycling program to add a new “reuse” option that pays owners of existing iPhones, iPads, Mac or PC desktop or notebook computers a fair market pricing value for their old equipment, cash in via an Apple Gift Card.
Apple continues to provide a variety of recycling programs: a site to dump unwanted electronics of any type at its Cupertino, California head quarters (which has start it’s operation since 2002); free recycling of Mac batteries at any of its official retail stores; and free pickup and disposal of any type brand of computer or display that has been contracted through WeRecycle!, which consumer can get a free prepaid shipping label at the website www.werecycle.com.
Now, customers who currently own an Apple’s iOS device or a computer from any manufacturer can receive a credit for the fair market value of that device, priced by PowerOn, a third party company Apple contract with to operate the reuse program.
While recycling old products ripping them apart and harvests valuable components such as metal, plastic and glass for recycled use in new products, reuse is an even greener option, as it continues the useful life of products that have some of it’s valie in the second hand market.
“If your product qualifies for reuse — meaning it has monetary value — you’ll receive an Apple Gift Card equivalent to its fair market value as determined by PowerON,” Apple states on its new recycling program website.
“You can use the gift card for eligible purchases at any U.S. Apple Retail Store or the U.S. Apple Online Store. If your product does not have monetary value, we’ll recycle it at no cost to you.”