Apple’s Computer Reuse and Recycling Program

Recycling seems to be a top priority on Apple’s list these days. They currently have a campaign with the slogan “We want to leave the World better than we found it.” This is their massive push to do good for the environment and leave a small carbon footprint. To be honest with you Apple is doing well and have made massive improvements. One example is the current iMac, it uses 97 per cent less electric energy than the very first iMac. They are doing a lot and one of those is their reuse and recycling program.


This allows anyone to get money from their old unwanted products. “With the Reuse and Recycling Programme, you could turn your old equipment into a brand-new Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad. Whether it’s an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC computer, working or not, we’ll take it and determine if it qualifies for reuse and has a monetary value. If it does, the amount will be credited directly into your bank account. If it doesn’t, you can recycle it responsibly through one of our free recycling programmes.”

It’s quite easy to get started on the Apple recycle website. Simply tell them about your device, get the estimate and the pre-paid shipping label and have the money paid directly in your bank account. Apple works with Dataserv to offer this service. One of the great things about the program is that it’s available in more or less every continent. So you can imagine it’s a large list of countries. Of course Apple’s recycle program isn’t the only one around. There are sites such as laptop trade-in which sometimes might offer more than what Apple would for a computer. There are a number of different companies that are also playing their part in recycling and helping to save the environment. Companies such as Dell, Best Buy and even HP are doing their part.

I would really like to know what they do with all the devices that they received. Well done on Apple and all these companies for offering these services, because old computers and phones would just end up in landfills.