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5 easy ways to reuse, repair, and recycle

Introducing Amazon Second Chance.
on November 14, 2018
On America Recycles Day, we’re thrilled to introduce Amazon Second Chance – our one-stop shop for Amazon customers to learn how to minimize their impact on the environment through reuse, refurbishing, and recycling. Here are 5 ways Amazon Second Chance can help you give your stuff a new life while helping you minimize your impact on the environment.
  1. Trade it in

    Did you know that you can trade-in thousands of eligible item that you no longer need or want and receive an Amazon gift card in return? Extra bonus – free shipping for the items you trade in and additional discounts when you trade in and upgrade Amazon devices.
  2. Recycle devices

    Electronic items shouldn’t be thrown in the trash or sent to landfill because they contain toxins such as lead, mercury, and cadmium that can create environmental and human health risks. The good news is that almost 100% of e-waste is recyclable. With Amazon Second Chance, you can easily find the information you need to recycle your devices properly.
  3. Shop open-box and refurbished items

    Get great deals on quality, open-box products on Amazon Warehouse, shop pre-owned and refurbished products with warranties on Amazon Renewed, and get great prices on warranty-backed certified refurbished Amazon devices. We call these pre-loved!
  4. Get live expert help

    We know how frustrating it is when an item isn’t working as expected, so we’ve made Amazon Product Support available free for 90 days post-purchase to help you figure out what’s wrong and teach you how to fix it step-by-step. Amazon Second Chance directs to our Product Support pages so you don’t waste time looking for help.
  5. Recycle your packaging

    Just like you, we want as much packaging as possible to end up properly recycled. Second Chance provides detailed information on where and how to recycle your Amazon packaging, so you’re not left guessing.
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