Earth Month

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12 Apr: Best Buy Offers Doorstep E-waste Collection in St. Louis

In celebration of Earth Month, Best Buy will be testing a convenient new program that offers St. Louis residents free doorstep pickup of old tech and appliances for recycling. 

Since 2009, we have helped our customers recycle 2 billion pounds of tech. As the nation’s largest retail collector of e-waste, our recycling program is part of our continued commitment to protect the environment. This limited-time activation is one way we’re striving to support our customers throughout the lifecycle of their products, making it easier for them to give their tech a second life and out of landfills.

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21 Mar: How We’re Creating a More Sustainable Planet, Together

For decades, we’ve strived to create a more sustainable world for the communities we serve, because our customers and employees expect it and the planet demands it.

To do our part, we’ve set two ambitious environmental goals:

  • Reduce carbon emissions in our operations by 75% by 2030 (over 2009 baseline) and become carbon neutral by 2040.
  • Reduce carbon emissions for our customers by 20% by 2030 (over 2017 baseline), helping them save $5 billion on utility costs over the life of the ENERGY STAR products they buy.
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21 Mar: Helping our customers reduce their carbon footprints

At Best Buy, we’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet. And we want to help our customers to do the same.

We know many people care about sustainability and want to use less energy at home.  So, we’re helping them reduce their carbon footprints and save money in the process.

In fact, we’ve set a goal to help our customers reduce their own carbon emissions 20% by 2030 through the use of ENERGY STAR certified products. That would also help them save more than $5 billion on their energy bills.

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21 Mar: New Eco Home Consultations Show You Ways To Live More Sustainably

Amid the pandemic, millions of people have found themselves spending more time at home — and, as a result, more money on their energy and water bills. That’s led many to think about how to make their homes more eco-friendly, and now Best Buy Home Experts can help them do that.

Best Buy Home Experts are a team of specially trained experts who can help bring your tech or appliance dreams to life, no matter how big or small. They’re available for free and safe consultations when and where you want, whether that’s at a Best Buy store, in your home or by chat or phone.

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21 Mar: Sustainable Tech To Help You Go Green This Earth Month

April is Earth Month, and many of us are paying a little closer attention to our impact on the environment.

Best Buy assorts a wide variety of products that can help you live more sustainably. That means tech that helps you save energy, use less water and reduce waste.

Living more sustainably doesn’t have to mean changing your entire lifestyle. Just a few small adjustments can make a big difference.

Here are some examples of products that can help you do that.

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19 Apr: Join us in living a more eco-friendly life

At Best Buy, we’re proud to play our part in creating a more sustainable future, from launching green initiatives to offering products that help the earth (and your wallet). From Earth Month and beyond, here’s how we’re taking care of our planet, and helping our customers do the same:

Reduce, reuse, recycle and repair

If your device or appliance isn’t working quite right, Geek Squad can help determine if repairing it is an option to extend its life.

That old technology you never use anymore doesn’t need to go in the trash.

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18 Apr: An Earth Month Memo from Your Smart House

Pssst. It’s me, your smart house. Just wanted to give you an update of what’s going on at home. The bus is almost here, and I’m busy getting ready for the kids.

Your smart thermostat just kicked in, making the house the perfect temperature. I’ll make sure your kids don’t mess with it, too.

The sprinkler system is not running because it rained this morning. You know I don’t like to waste water.

I have a feeling that new gaming system is using too much energy, but I’ll let you know for sure because I’m monitoring it.

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22 Apr: Stop by Best Buy on Earth Day. We’ll All Be Better for It.

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In the roughly 20 minutes that it takes me to write this, Best Buy will recycle 8,000 pounds of electronics. That’s four tons – the bulk of an adult rhino.

An equally giant task is making it easy for you to get rid of your old gear. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet, yet less than half of all Americans even know they can recycle their old electronics.

Those people who do know about Best Buy’s free recycling services often ask me, “Why bother?”

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21 Apr: For Earth Week at Best Buy: An (Unofficial) World Record and $20 Trade-In Value for Nearly Anything

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Everyone screams how green they are as Earth Day nears.

But Best Buy can prove it.

Just last year, Best Buy recycled more than 96 million pounds of electronics. That averages out to 263,013 pounds of recycled gadgets … per day.

The current world record for most consumer electronics recycled in a 24-hour period is 80,370.

Well, last time we checked 263,013 > 80,370.

How’s Best Buy celebrating this (unofficial) world record?

By offering customers a $20 gift card at minimum for when they trade in any working gadget until Saturday, April 26.

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02 Apr: Think Blue When You Want to Go Green

Best Buy loves Earth Month.

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Every minute Best Buy stores are open, Best Buy’s helping people recycle 400 pounds of electronics and by offering the convenience  of in-store drop-off.

Meanwhile, Trade-In options and plentiful Energy Star certified products will put green in everyone’s pockets.

 

Try out top-notch Trade-In options

Watch this month for multiple Trade-In deals worth up to several hundred dollars in Best Buy gift cards.

And seeing that Best Buy’s Trade-In program accepts more than 11,000 different consumer electronics items, there’s good reason to clear out that closet cluttered with old gadgets and get a clean conscience too.