After recent criticism from environmental groups, Apple has decided to polish its green image by offering free recycling both on-line and in stores of CPUs, iPods and mobile phones. They are accepting any brand computer or cell phone, not just Macs and iPhones. And they even pay for the shipping. They did not specify about mp3 players other than iPods though.
There are no conditions about the iPod or phones recycling, but you have to purchase a qualifying Apple computer or monitor in order to receive a free recycling of your old computer and monitor â€” regardless of the manufacturer.
A greener Apple is a much better Apple in my book.