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Beginning today, consumers can bring any aging Apple product to an Apple Store for free recycling. The company explained its renewed commitment to sustainability in a post on its web site, which also includes other initiatives. Before today, Apple required users to fill out an online form before accepting old gear for recycling, and only accepted certain devices. The new program covers Apple smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and accessories. Apple will provide customers with Apple Store gift cards for select products (iPhones and iPads) that are in good, working condition. Apple said it will also accept products from other companies during special, pre-announced recycling events. In addition to the recycling program, Apple said it is looking to make devices more power efficient, make devices free of toxic materials, as well as power its plants and facilities with renewable energy sources.


Sprint today announced that it will give customers who trade in an old device a minimum account credit of $20. The offer is valid in Sprint stores on November 15, which is America Recycles Day. Sprint said the $20 offer is good for any phone in any condition from any carrier. Sprint’s existing buyback program offers customers up to $300 depending on the make/model of device being traded in, but it requires that devices are in good functioning order. This new promotion applies to all devices, including old and non-functional ones, though it is good for one day only. Sprint said that it recycled 4.4 million devices during 2012. It hopes to beat that number this year.