Verizon Wireless’ In Store Trade-In Program has hit the major milestone, having collected its one millionth mobile device. Launched 1 year ago, the program has helped to keep the equivalent of 140 tons of e-waste out of landfills and 436 tons of carbon dioxide out of the ozone. This is also equal to the amount of electricity it would take to power 49 houses for one year.
Here’s what you should know about the Trade-In Program (if you haven’t heard about it before):
Through the Trade-In Program, customers purchasing a new device can trade in their no-longer-used wireless devices at any Verizon Wireless company-owned store and kiosk nationwide or online to receive a Verizon Wireless gift card in exchange for their devices. Customers can also trade in their no-longer-used devices through the Verizon Wireless Trade-In program available online at www.trade-in.vzw.com and receive an instantly redeemable Verizon Wireless gift card of up to $300 to use toward the purchase of a new phone, tablet, accessory or toward their Verizon Wireless bill.
To celebrate this milestone, Verizon wowed to donate enough money to American Forests so they could plant 1,000 trees in Northern California’s Klamath National Forest. The plantings will cover a handful of areas that were severely affected by wildfires, while providing benefits to local watersheds, scenery, recreation and wildlife…