Green

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23 Jun: Best Buy Ranked 2nd Among Greenest Retailers

It’s not easy being green, a wise frog once said. But shouldn’t it be easy?

At Best Buy, we believe being sustainable is good for business, and we have proof. Contrary to the old adage that it costs more to be “green” – it really can save money. Our recent 20% carbon reduction attainment saved Best Buy more than $50 million. Our leaders get it – they made sustainability a priority even through the Company’s turnaround.

It’s also easy to say you’re a “green” company.

Recycle Right

04 Mar: Best Buy Is Talking Trash

Teaming up with Recycle Across America, Best Buy transformed its corporate campus with the latest and greatest in recycling and composting.

The practice of recycling has been around for decades, but waste remains a global issue. At Best Buy, we are looking to achieve an 85 percent landfill diversion rate of recyclable waste from our corporate campus, large-format stores, logistics and service centers by 2020.

How are we going to do this? Several initiatives are in progress in our stores and distribution centers to drive down the amount of material going to landfill and increase the volume diverted for recycling.

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20 Feb: Brighter, Better and Energy Efficient: New Lights at 800 Best Buy Stores

We transitioned the stores from high wattage, high-bay metal halide fixtures (think old gymnasium lights) to more efficient, lower wattage fluorescent fixtures. It reduced our lighting energy usage by nearly half – the equivalent of removing more than 12,000 households from the grid. And it’s saving the company money.

This was a simple change that could be scaled across the chain, creating big results. It’s getting us much closer to our goal of reducing carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020.

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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.

Best Buy Recycles 2Best Buy also loves Earth Minute.

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.