For 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Second Life Mac Encourages Schools to Turn in Outdated Devices

Skokie, Illinois, UNITED STATES

SKOKIE, Ill., March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020, Second Life Mac is encouraging schools to properly dispose of outdated and unused edtech devices, some of which may still have value. Click to tweet.

Second Life Mac, which buys pre-owned Apple devices from schools and enterprises, announced it will take back end-of-lifecycle devices from schools during the month of April, even if they don’t work.

“It’s not usual for schools to have bins of Apple iPads, iPod Touches, and MacBooks that they feel are obsolete, and no one knows what to do with them,” said Paula Currie, vice president of procurement for Second Life Mac. “In observance of Earth Day, Second Life Mac will take back these devices and keep them out of landfills.”

Devices that have value will be refurbished, and data will be securely erased to Department of Defense standards before they are resold via wholesale and retail channels. Schools will be compensated for these devices. Devices with no value will be fully recycled, with zero waste in landfills.

Schools interested in taking advantage of the Earth Day offer can learn more at or call 847-376-2757.

About Second Life Mac
Second Life Mac partners with schools and enterprises to create sustainable technology budgets by purchasing their pre-owned Apple devices. The income organizations receive for their aging devices can be used to invest in new technology. Devices are evaluated, data is securely erased to Department of Defense standards, and they are resold via wholesale and retail channels. The company is headquartered in Skokie, Ill., and has procurement professionals around the country. More information is available at or on Twitter @SecondLifeMac.

For information contact:

Linda Muskin, 847-432-7300

Mara Conklin, 847-816-9411