It’s March 18, 2023, a day known as World Recycling Day. After all, recycling old products is hugely important and we can’t stress that enough. That’s why we’re taking this opportunity, together with Swappie, to teach you a thing or two AND give away a refurbished iPhone.
The reason we do this has to do with a number of misunderstandings. Consumers often don’t see the great importance of turning in an old iPhone or Android smartphone. On the other hand, something negative hangs over the term “refurbished. Time to prove them wrong.
Swappie proves the value of a refurbished iPhone
Surely Swappie belongs to one of the parties offering refurbished phones in the Netherlands. The mission is therefore to find a qualitative and environmentally friendly way to make used phones a lot better.
It is a pity that in the Netherlands this issue is looked at a bit negatively. People quickly see a refurbished phone as the same as a used phone. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, but the quality really is considerably better.
A refurbished iPhone is more than a used phone an sich. In fact, it is actually as good as new. This is due to the fact that important parts, such as the battery, may be replaced before an iPhone or Android phone finds its new owner AND the device goes through a thorough 52-point check.
So think of it a bit like second-hand 2.0, but incredibly well-executed. It’s awesome.
Happy with the swap! (Image: Swappie)
World Recycling Day 2023
World Recycling Day 2023 is the perfect time to explain why this is such a good thing. Because at first, due to transportation and assembly, it actually seems more environmentally unfriendly than buying a used appliance.
However, what people usually forget is that an iPhone or Android phone that has undergone the treatment lasts a lot longer than the model purchased second-hand. Which of course is caused by the newer components.
If you compare the device to a brand new model, the difference seems obvious. Producing and transporting a new iPhone obviously costs much more.
Swappie and WANT are giving away an iPhone
To raise awareness of the importance of a refurbished iPhone, Swappie is coming up with a cool promotion this week. The company is giving consumers who trade in their old phones more money back. The website has more information on what this could mean for you.
A familiar design. (Image: Apple)
WANT may join in the fun by giving away a refurbished iPhone 2022 of its own. Completely free of charge. Yes, you read that right.
All you have to do to do this is subscribe to our Freakin’ Nerds podcast. The embed of the most recent episode is below, which will take you to the podcast on Spotify. Of course, you can use any other podcast app yourself, as we are everywhere.
Then send proof (a screenshot) of being subscribed to our podcast to email@example.com. We will announce the winner next Friday!