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Apple Ramping Up Eco-Friendly Efforts, Offering Free Gadget Recycling

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Members of the media preview the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Members of the media preview the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

CUPERTINO (CBS SF) – Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple Inc. with an environmental section on the company’s website that debuted Monday. Among other things, the Cupertino  company is increasing its reliance on solar and wind power while sending less electronic junk to landfills.

“We believe that climate change is real. And that it’s a real problem,” the company writes on the new environmental page.

Apple had already been distributing cards at some of its stores in exchange for iPhones and iPods with some resell value. Now, all of the company’s stores will recycle any Apple product at no charge. Gift cards won’t be handed out for all recycled products. More information on which products qualify for a card is available online.

 

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