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Mac Users Get A New Way To Recycle Old Electronics

Mac Users Get A New Way To Recycle Old Electronics

Newer, faster, smaller mobile devices hit the market every day. As one of the industry leaders, Apple’s products are highly sought-after by tech enthusiasts, which means unused, outdated electronics are starting to collect dust on shelves and desks all over the world. Sometimes people keep these older products just in case the new ones crash, but more often than not, they just don’t know how to dispose of them properly.

That’s why Take My Mac is an ingenious service. This online company provides a satisfying way to sell your iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices and to avoid going through the time and frustration of selling it yourself.

In a recent interview with Mark Evans Tech, Take My Mac’s Andrea Bebirian described the ease of her company’s process:

“All you have to do is visit and click on the “get started” tab. From there, choose your device and fill out a form to provide details about your electronic device. Through email, the consumer will receive an excellent quote for the device and has the option to either accept or decline the offer. If the owner of the device accepts, a prepaid label is sent to them to ship out their device. Therefore, they aren’t charged for shipping.

“Once Take My Mac receives the gadget, it is inspected, and all personal and non-personal data is removed in a secure manner, if necessary. Once this process is complete, the previous owner of the device gets paid – and they’re done!”

Two things that set Take My Mac apart from other online electronics recycling services: they literally take everything–working or smashed–that bears the Apple label. And everything they take is recycled or reused responsibly: For reuse, your iBook may be seen at a hospital for patients to use during their free time. For recycling, conditions are controlled so there is absolutely no environmental waste left behind to harm our earth.

Learn more by following Take My Mac on Twitter or Facebook!

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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2:48AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

Great to know

5:39AM PDT on May 28, 2011


5:39AM PST on Feb 6, 2011


2:32PM PST on Jan 30, 2011


3:42PM PST on Jan 28, 2011


10:27PM PST on Jan 24, 2011

Good on Mac. Now if they would only
get on the bus with senior discounts,
I'd have some appreciation for them.

5:18AM PST on Jan 24, 2011


7:46PM PST on Jan 23, 2011

Makes me wish I still used a Mac. But I gave in to having to be compatible with the office, so switched to a PC.

10:44AM PST on Jan 23, 2011

Thanks for the article.

7:04AM PST on Jan 23, 2011

Wonderful idea!
Thanks for sharing :)

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