ecoATM - eCycling Made Easy

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 11:18 AM


I was in Safeway the other day when something green caught my eye. A machine was next to the exit doors labeled "ecoATM."

The machine was hard to miss. You had to walk right past it to leave the store and it's novelty begged you to find out more. ecoATM? What's an ecoATM? An economical way for me to cash my checks? A green way to take out green bills? And why have an ATM just fifty feet from the Wells Fargo one down the hall?

Upon further inspection, I read a subtitle under ecoATM: "Automated eCycling Stations." These ATMs are actually e-cycling centers. Shoppers can drop their old cellphones into the slot and recycle their rare earth metals with ease!

But wait, there's more. Sure, it's really great that you can recycle your old technology, but what's an ATM without money?

The ecoATM pays you to recycle your old tech. 

The ecoATM uses a three step process in order to help you e-recycle your old devices:

  1. You place your device in the ecoATM test station
  2. The ecoATM examines your device and finds the highest price it can through a network of buyers
  3. You decide if you want to sell it. 
The ecoATM currently accepts old phones, MP3 players, and tablets. 

On their website, banners claim that you could get up to $400 for your old iPhone.

What are you waiting for?

Visit their website to find the location nearest you!

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