Revamped Trade-UPS program diverting e-waste from landfill

Wednesday, 24 May, 2023

Revamped Trade-UPS program diverting e-waste from landfill

Schneider Electric’s Trade-UPS program has been revamped for the Australian market, allowing selected partners to trade in and recycle old APC or competitor-branded UPS units free of charge.

The program was initially launched five years ago and has been reimagined to make the recycling process more time- and cost-effective for UPS vendors. It is available to APC by Schneider Electric Select, Premier and Elite partners.

“As one of the world’s most sustainable companies, we want to encourage our partners to not only modernise their IT infrastructure but reduce their e-waste,” said Joe Craparotta, Vice President of IT Business at Schneider Electric.

“The updated Trade-UPS program exemplifies Schneider Electric’s ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability.”

Schneider Electric will collect all old APC UPS or competitor branded units, validate them and recycle them efficiently upon purchasing a new APC UPS unit from a preferred distributor, along with a service warranty. Once this process is complete, partners claim their rebate based on the UPS unit brand and a certificate of recycling based on the purchase of their new APC unit.

As an added feature, Trade-UPS now allows customers to promote their own green credentials by having the option to track the e-waste and display how much has successfully been diverted from landfill.

“Australia’s IT infrastructure needs are evolving rapidly, so it’s vital for businesses to scale and modernise their technology to be fit for purpose. By providing partners with a way to dispose of redundant technology safely, we hope to reduce IT waste across the industry,” Craparotta said.

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Originally published here.

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