Reduce, Reuse, Retail: Target

Target has recently become the first major US retailer to offer a full-blown recycle-resell program (save for Apple, which only recycles and resells its own products). Big Red will now accept various electronic devices for recycling, and will repair/refurbish items whenever possible to sell them at a discount. The program will currently only sell refurbished goods online, though it will accept items for recycling in-store.Could we be moving into an era where electronics become more like automobiles? Cars are designed to last, and therefore often have multiple owners over the course of their usable lives. Why shouldn’t the same be true for high-ticket televisions or iPods?

Read more at Reuters or view refurbished items for sale at Target.

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