Apple has been making headlines recently for more than its brilliant design and quality customer service. The company also now offers a free U.S. recycling program for old computers and monitors with the purchase of a new Mac. There is also a free iPod recycling program conducted through Apple's retail stores (earn a 10% discount).
Additionally Apple has instituted a trade-in program for educational and business customers in the United States.
In 2006, Apple recycled 13 million pounds of e-waste, the equivalent of 9.5 percent of the weight of all products sold seven years earlier. The company says it expects this percentage to grow to 13 percent in 2007, and to 20 percent in 2008. By 2010, it predicts it will be recycling 19 million pounds of e-waste per year nearly 30 percent of the product weight sold seven years earlier.
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