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APC by Schneider Electric revamp Trade-UPS program to divert e-waste from landfill

Schneider Electric 2 mins read
  • To help reduce e-waste, partners are now able to trade in old APC or competitor branded units for brand new ones with the Trade-UPS program 
  • As part of the program, recently purchased APC UPS units will now be eligible to receive a rebate entitlement
  • The upgraded offering is available to APC by Schneider Electric Select, Premier, and Elite partners 

Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has revamped its Trade-UPS program for the Australian market.


The program, initially launched in 2008, has been reimagined to make the recycling process more time and cost-effective for UPS vendors. The new program offers selected partners the opportunity to trade in and recycle old APC or competitor branded units, free of charge. The exclusive and upgraded offering 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. The updated Trade-UPS program exemplifies Schneider Electric’s ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability,” says Joe Craparotta, Vice President of IT Business at Schneider Electric.


To enhance sustainability, through the program, Schneider Electric will collect all old APC UPS or competitor branded units, validate, 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,” adds Craparotta. 


The Trade-UPS program created in collaboration with APC by Schneider Electric, has been revamped as part of the business’ ongoing commitment to achieving full circularity throughout the product life cycle. 


For more information about Schneider Electric’s Trade-UPS program, visit the mySchneider


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