Apple expands recycling program, waste not shipped overseas
April 21, 2006
With Earth Day around the corner, Apple today announced an expanded version of its recycling program, offering computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Macintosh system beginning in June.
The computer maker says that US customers who buy a new Mac through Apple’s retail outlets or online store will receive free shipping and environmentally friendly disposal of their old computer as part of the Apple Recycling program. Apple adds that equipment received by the program in the US is recycled domestically and no hazardous material is shipped overseas.
Apple’s free take-back program will extend Apple’s existing US recycling program, which the company says has recycled more than 90 percent of electronic equipment collected since 2001.
This article is based on a press release from Apple.