Howdy folks! How about a green Apple?

by Gavril Mankoo

Green apples aren’t uncommon. Yet another Apple goes green in an effort to lighten the deep carbon footprint it has left on the only planet we’ve got to call home. In a recent announcement, Apple has stated that the company will now accept old used products in exchange for gift cards. Based in Cupertino, California, Apple is hailed as one of the world’s biggest smartphone, computer and tablet manufacturer and the company has also added an environmental section on its website. Every Apple store, dotted around the globe, will recycle Apple product at no charge and will hand out gift cards for products that still hold some resale value.

In the last decade, Apple has sold more than a billion iPhones, iPods, iPads and Mac computers, many of which aren’t meant to be dumped in landfills. With this offer, Apple hopes that all of its retired products will be brought back to the company to be put to rest in a less environmentally-harmful and a more eco-friendly way. In an interview on Monday, Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives said, “What the company wants to do is use all our innovation and all of our expertise to make the planet more secure and make the environment better.”

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