Apple has expanded its recycling program to UK, France and Germany offering discounts and cash-back offers, expanding it for the first tme outside the United States.
In the UAE customers can continue using the free online return service powered by Dataserv to return any Apple-branded product or equipment.
The announcement was made in updates to its country-specific European webpages on Friday.
Apple first introduced the scheme in the United States in August giving customers an opportunity to recycle their used iPhones and iPads for Apple gift cards. The expansion of the programme to United Kingdom, Germany and France will offer customers there cash deposits directly into their accounts or a ten per cent discount n new products rather than gift cards.
“With the Reuse and Recycling Programme, you could turn your old equipment into a brand-new Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad,” announced Apple.
“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 programs.”
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