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Apple Starts Device Recycling Programme in UK; Expanding to France and Germany

After running the service successfully in the US, Apple has introduced a recycling service in the UK. Under this service, users can either earn cash for their old devices or if the hardware is valueless, recycle it without any cost.

The reuse and recycling programme is being managed by Dataserv GmbH. It accepts any and all Apple devices, such as iPads, iPhones, iPods, and Macs. Those who participate will be given the device's value; deposits of the value amount are directly sent to their bank accounts.

The programme mentions that, "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," reports Into Mobile.

This new initiative is definitely commendable and praise worthy, but this recycling scheme by Apple pays users less as compared to similar services and schemes. For example, if Apple pays 177 GBP for a fully functioning iPhone 4 16GB version, a similar website may offer more than that.

Even though the project has a few loopholes, it is good move towards making the planet greener. The programme has also been expanded to cover France and Germany.