Sell your iPod and help the environment with Gadget Panda

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A new EU law will stop countries dumping e-waste in landfill from 2016. Consumers can take action before then and recycle their old gadgets. Gadget Panda allows customers to sell iPod, iPhone or iPad models that are out of date, then recycles them – helping to avoid e-waste being dumped in landfill and helping the environment.

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There’s no risk in finding out how much you can sell your iPod for. Most importantly, though, you will be helping the environment and contributing towards the EU’s objectives.

Gadget Panda is encouraging customers to sell iPod, iPhone and iPad models that are out of date in lieu of new EU laws designed to stop e-waste going to landfill.

From 2016, all EU member states must agree to properly treat 45 tonnes of electronic waste for every 100 tonnes of electronic goods on sale during the previous three years.

Electronic waste includes old mobile phones and gadgets, like iPods and iPads, as well as fridges, freezers, computers, games consoles like the DS or PSP and televisions.

Gadget Panda, which allows customers to sell an iPod or iPhone they no longer want, is encouraging more people to do their bit for the environment by recycling old gadgets.

Mobile phones and gadgets which end up in landfill cause unnecessary waste – whilst chemical substances used to make these gadgets can be hazardous to the environment if left to degrade outdoors.

To help prevent rising volumes of e-waste being dumped in landfill, the EU has set tough targets as part of the new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive to encourage states to ensure these gadgets are recycled.

It is thought that more than 100 million outdated mobile phones are currently sitting around unused in the UK.

Gadget Panda specialises in recycling old Apple gadgets, as well as portable games consoles like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.

Customers can sell iPod, iPhone and iPad models that they no longer use, as well as a handful of other mobile phone brands.

Gadget Panda offers cash within just 48 hours for those who wish to sell an iPod, iPhone or iPad they don’t want.

And to encourage more customers to sell iPods, Gadget Panda offers free returns for certain items. Most other gadget recycling companies charge customers to return declined items – Gadget Panda has waived this fee in instances where the item arrives in a different condition to the seller’s description.*

Leonard Stumke, from Team Gadget Panda, explained: “With new models and updates coming out all the time, it’s no wonder the EU is concerned about e-waste.

“A lot of people ask themselves: ‘Should I sell my iPod and upgrade?’ but sometimes, people don’t even do that – they dump their gadgets in a drawer and forget about them. This helps nobody.

“We’re encouraging customers to recycle and earn cash. If you decide to sell your iPod, Gadget Panda will offer you the best possible price. There’s no risk in finding out how much you can sell your iPod for. Most importantly, though, you will be helping the environment and contributing towards the EU’s objectives.”

Gadget Panda allows customers to sell old gadgets, such as iPods, iPhones, iPads, Sony PSPs, and Nintendo DS models, for a cash payment. The items are then cleaned, tested and cleared of all data, and either reintroduced to the market or refurbished. This helps extend their lifetime and prevents e-waste going to landfill.

For more information about Gadget Panda, or to find out more about how to sell your iPod, iPhone or iPad, visit gadgetpanda.co.uk

ENDS

Notes to editors:

For more information, please contact: Leonard Stumke, at Gadget Panda.
Email: lstumke(at)gadgetpanda(dot)co(dot)uk

About gadgetpanda.co.uk

Gadget Panda lets customers sell iPods, iPhones and iPads for cash. It then recycles the gadgets so they don’t go to landfill. Customers are paid within 48 hours of submitting their items. Unlike other gadget recycling sites, Gadget Panda offers free postal returns on all declined items. As well as iPods, iPhones and iPads, Gadget Panda accepts mobile phones, Sony PSP models and the Nintendo DS. For more information, visit gadgetpanda.co.uk

  • Customers are asked to describe the condition of their old gadgets before sending them off to Gadget Panda. In instances where Gadget Panda feels the cosmetic condition of the item differs from the description, sellers are offered a revised price. If the seller turns this offer down, the item is returned completely free of charge. Gadget Panda is one of only a few gadget recycling services to offer this free service. Items which are faulty or broken, when a customer claimed they worked, or phones which have been blocked by a network, will not be accepted, and customers will be charged if they want the item returned.

About the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

The EU has passed a new law updating the 2003 WEEE Directive. The law requires EU member states to recycle 45 tonnes of electronic waste for every 100 tonnes of e-goods sold between 2013 and 2016. By 2019, that target will rise to 85% of the total e-waste generated by a country. The EU says around two-thirds of European electronic waste is currently dumped in landfill. For manufacturers of larger electronic goods, such as washing machines, the onus will be on them to recycle old products. The new directive will now be put before member states for approval and is expected to become law in 2014.

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