The wide variety of technology within the reach of all has its advantages, but also comes with problems. Among them, the need to repair the devices, or, in the worst cases, throw them in the trash. In effect, millions of devices obsolete are discarded every year, making it a problem for the environment, especially when not recycled properly.
With this in mind, Amazon has launched a new portal called “Second Chance” (which translates as “Second Chance”) in which you can find a variety of information on how to recycle, repair or reuse devices. The giant of electronic commerce, calls it a “one stop shop” in which people can learn how to get rid of the old devices that no longer serve or no longer use, and make a few dollars in the process.
“On America Recycles Day, we’re excited to introduce Amazon Second Chance, our one-stop shop for customers of Amazon to learn how to minimize your impact on the environment through the reuse, restoration and recycling”, says the press release of presentation of this new platform, offering several ways that promise to help you “give a new life to your gadgets” and minimize your impact on the environment.
Best of all is that you’ll be able to easily find out if it is that old appliance that just takes up space could generate some dollars. In the Amazon portal you’ll be able to see how much you could get if you swap your devices, and explains clearly how to start the process. Basically, you ask the current condition of your device before giving you a quote. If it is approved, even if you don’t get a lot of money, it is better to have it saved in a drawer, and is a good way to get a gift card for future purchases and a 25% discount on a new device, Echo.
But, what happens if your device is broken or damaged? In that case, the web site can also help you find repair options. And if they do not already have hopes of that working again, you’ll be able to find instructions on how to make Amazon what to recycle free of charge.
With this new initiative, Amazon also emphasizes in the importance of purchasing items previously used, and offers a wide variety of devices, refurbished (refurbished) with discounts. In addition, as the company is known for using packaging is huge even for small items, the service presents short instructions on how to properly recycle their packaging materials.
For more information you can visit the official website of the Amazon Second Chance.
Recommendations of the editor