Apple Extending Its Free Recycling Program to ALL Used Products

In an endeavor that is already in progress, all Apple company stores are accepting ANY Apple product for recycling at NO CHARGE, and if the product is resalable, they will offer you some store credit (i.e., Apple Gift Cards) to give customers more incentive to “trade-in”.  Apple CEO Tim Cook declared in a prior shareholder’s meeting that the company should “leave the world better than we found it”, and in an Associated Press interview, Lisa Jackson — Apple VP of Environmental Initiatives (and former EPA administrator) — stated that the company wants to “use all our innovation and all of our expertise to make the planet more secure and make the environment better.”

This initiative makes sense for Apple to become involved in since their four data centers — all located in the United States — now use only renewable energy, encompassing biogas, wind, solar and hydroelectric power, which counts for 94 percent of the power used by Apple’s offices across the world (up from 35 percent in 2010).  As far as the iconic Apple stores, 120 of those locations boast similar environmentally-friendly credentials.  While Apple themselves have been advertising their green initiatives in videos and a portal site (which might been taken with a grain of salt), Greenpeace recently referred to Apple as the most innovative and aggressive company in pursuit of being reliable of 100 percent renewable energy and power. Plus, the proof of Apple’s dedication to sustainability is in the pudding. Or numbers.

Speaking of which, I’m hungry for some pudding…

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