In today's disposable society, it's easy to get lax about recycling and repairing items when you can easily just chuck it and go buy a new one. When's the last time you had shoes repaired instead of tossing them in the garbage and buying a new pair? Or maybe you have a stash of old cell phones and electronic devices collecting dust because you're not sure what to do with them? Well Amazon is hoping to change consumer habits with its Second Chance program. Not only does it encourage customers to recycle and repair devices, it also encourages them to buy pre-owned and refurbished devices.
Amazon Second Chance features:
RECYCLING PACKAGING Not sure how to properly dispose of packaging? Amazon lists the recycling instructions for all of their packaging, from boxes to plastic to paper.
AMAZON TRADE-IN Get an Amazon gift card when you trade-in an eligible item including Amazon devices, video games, books, and thousands of other items. You'll receive an immediate offer and free shipping. Trade in your items
AMAZON DEVICE RECYCLING Recycle your electronic items including Amazon devices and accessories. Learn more
AMAZON CUSTOMER RETURNS Return or exchange most new, unopened items sold and fulfilled by Amazon within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Learn more
AMAZON PRODUCT SUPPORT Get expert help with product set up, troubleshooting or repairing your item. They also provide quick-start guides, user manuals, and tutorials. Go to product support
OPEN-BOX AND REFURBISHED ITEMS Amazon offers four different options: ◾ Amazon Rentals Rent items like textbooks and musical instruments for as long as you need. All items are professionally inspected and prepared, and all rental fees go toward the purchase price of your item. Shop Amazon Rentals ◾ Amazon Warehouse Millions of quality used products at great prices including furniture, toys, musical instruments, appliances, clothes and more. All items are inspected and sold at a discount. Purchases are Prime-eligible and backed by Amazon's 30-day return policy. Shop Amazon Warehouse ◾ Amazon Renewed Refurbished, pre-owned and open-box products including computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, cameras and more. All items are professionally inspected and tested and backed by a minimum 90-day warranty. Shop Amazon Renewed ◾ Certified Refurbished Amazon Devices Certified devices like Echo, Fire Tablets and TV, Kindle and more. Certified refurbished devices are eligible for the same limited warranty as brand new devices, or a 30% discount with a 30-day money back guarantee on pre-owned devices. Shop Refurbished Amazon Devices
Amazon and sustainability
Amazon is committed to and invested in sustainability with services like Amazon Day and initiatives in everything from recycling to renewable energy. Learn more about their sustainability efforts.
What do you think of Amazon's Second Chance program? Have you ever recycled, rented or repaired your items with Amazon? Are you more likely to buy brand new or refurbished devices? We'd love to hear from you! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call: (303) 536-5505.