Apple has extended its reuse and recycling programs to include the iPhone and iPad, and will provide a gift card of “fair market value,” good at retail or online stores, in exchange for trade-ins. The company is also offering free recycling of all computers and displays, no matter the manufacturer.
So long as the item in question qualifies for reuse, those who dispose of mobile devices and Mac or PC computers in an environmentally friendly manner will be rewarded with store credit. If not, Apple says it will recycle the gadget or system at zero cost, and will provide these services regardless of whether or not you’re buying a new Mac.
Offering a greener approach to high-tech upgrades and castoffs, the program hopes to encourage more awareness of Mother Nature’s needs amongst consumer electronics enthusiasts.