Get the Gadgets, Recycle the Plastic

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The new offers a way for consumers to obtain the latest technology gadgets while reducing waste: Trade in old, unwanted CDs and DVDs for brand new electronics. today announced its new name and mission: The newly revamped site offers a program for the growing number of people who are eager to reduce their carbon footprint, while at the same time obtain the latest and greatest technology gadgets. The plan is simple: with users trade in their old CDs and DVDs, and in return, receive the latest electronics, such as plasma TVs, digital cameras, and iPods.

The everyday recycling of #1 and #2 plastics has become easy and readily available across the nation. Unfortunately, the type of plastics and other materials that make up CDs and their jewel cases is, environmentally speaking, about the worst kind. And furthermore, recycling centers equipped to handle these plastics are extremely scarce. After consumers convert their CDs to digital files, millions of unwanted discs end up in landfills every year, while an even bigger number are still gathering dust in closets and garages, destined for the same bleak future.

The developers of's CD and DVD trade hope to save all those used discs by offering the newest, top-selling electronic items in exchange. Users simply visit the AbundaTrade website to determine the "value" of their CDs or DVDs. Each DVD or CD is assigned a certain number of credits based on their quality and condition. Those credits can then be used in turn to obtain a variety of technology items such as Blu-Ray players, GPS devices, and even the newest iPods. When users trade for a must-have gadget, will then re-circulate the discs back into the market for other music and movie lovers to enjoy. Users of AbundaTrade are not only making the world a little better, but they are also helping others make the world better when they purchase used rather than newly manufactured discs.

According to managing partner Kent Wagner, "This is clearly a scenario where everyone wins. The customer gets rid of something they no longer want and in return receives a discount on something they really do want. And, in the process, we all reduce waste and conserve resources."

For additional information, visit or contact Megan Freshley. was launched in January 2006 as the global revitalization of Millennium Music, an independent music retailer based in Charleston, South Carolina. Along with the trade, it offers CD-to-MP3 conversion services and sells new and used CDs and DVDs online.


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