Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy incorporated a trade-in program to reduce e-waste that lets consumers trade their old electronic items in for a Best Buy gift card, which they can use to upgrade to the latest tech. Users can see what their items are worth through the trade-in estimator, and get rid of it responsibly even if it has no value and wasn’t originally purchased at a Best Buy.
Sportswear brand Adidas partnered with clothing resale platform StuffStr to launch “Infinite Play,” a trade-in program that allows U.K. customers to exchange any Adidas items that they have purchased within the past five years. Shoppers can use the Adidas website or app to schedule a pickup or mail in items, and then will send receive a digital Adidas gift card equivalent to the estimated value of their garments. StuffStr will then clean, repair and resell garments on behalf of Adidas and recycle any that cannot be repaired.
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