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Apple Now Offering Free Recycling For PCs 172

MrSeb writes "Do you have a few old, dusty beige-box computers kicking around that you'd like to turn into money? Or perhaps you'd just like to get rid of them, but you lack the means to dispose of them properly? Well, if you're in the US you're in luck: Apple will now provide postage-paid packaging to allow you to recycle your old laptop or desktop PC and its monitor for free, and if it's worth anything, you'll even get an Apple Gift Card in return. In addition, your old iPhone or iPad can now be returned for an Apple Gift Card, too."
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Apple Now Offering Free Recycling For PCs

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  • Re:Macs (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @03:57PM (#37048170)

    Yes, that is what I thought at first.
    Then I found out that the electronics in cheap rc-cars and other cheap electronic toys are actually recycled component that has been desoldered from recycled electronics.

  • Great idea (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Coolhand2120 ( 1001761 ) on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @04:12PM (#37048344)
    I'm a huge Apple hatter. If I ever bought an Apple product I would burst into hypocritical flames. But this is a really good idea. I have a lot of clients that a have tons of old hardware that they can't get rid of because of the cost involved in doing so. Now Apple will cover that cost, and make a little money by stripping the precious metals off the techo-trash. This is a great example of the free market's Invisible Hand [econlib.org]. Bravo Apple, well done.
  • Re:Great idea (Score:5, Interesting)

    by semi-extrinsic ( 1997002 ) <asmunder AT stud DOT ntnu DOT no> on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @04:21PM (#37048472)
    I don't get it. In my country, any store selling electronics is required by law to accept old electronics of the same type for recycling, free of charge, regardless of whether it was sold at that store or not. Isn't this a common practice?

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