Co-op Tech Device Recirculation
A scheme that allows customers to turn unwanted devices into cash has been expanded by Co-op.
12:15 15 August 2022
Co-op has expanded the roll-out of a scheme that allows customers to "turn their unwanted devices into cash" to its in-store kiosks.
Using the kiosk's touchscreen, customers can enter the details of the electronic device before they drop it through a letter box. They are then sent a quote, which if they find acceptable, will allow them to get the payment.
The unwanted devices are collected, repaired, and put back into circulation by Spring. If the devices are damaged beyond repair, they are stripped of their previous metals and recycled.
Mark Matthews, Co-op’s director of innovation and format, said: “Co-op’s partnership with Spring will enable more communities to recycle or reuse their electronic devices locally, unlocking the value in forgotten phones and other unwanted tech and, importantly, preventing unnecessary and avoidable e-waste,”
“If we are going to have a natural environment, which we are proud to pass on to future generations, we need action to be taken now. By making it easier for consumers to make small changes to their everyday lives, it can add up to a big difference for our environment,” Matthews added.