The Apple Store Reuse and Recycling Program is expanding to Canada in the coming weeks according to a source with knowledge of the initiative’s expansion, as reported by 9to5Mac. Retail employees in the country are set to receive training on the program this week.
The iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program launched in the USA in August last year and expanded to the UK just over a month later. The expansion to Canada is notable as the country is Apple’s largest retail market, host to 29 Apple Retail stores, without the program.
The Apple Store trade-in program allows for iPhone users to trade in their device (iPhone 3G or newer) for store credit that can be used towards the purchase of a new iPhone 5s, 5c or 4s. The amount of credit received depends on the model traded-in and its condition.
In the US and UK, Apple works with recycling partner BrightStar and it will work with the same company in Canada. Apple is also believed to be working with BrightStar and others to bring the program to other major markets like France and Germany in the near future.