Washington Post

Apple says it never 'recycles' old devices if they can still be used. Its lawsuit against a Canadian recycler suggests otherwise

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At least 100,000 Apple devices, including iPhones and iPads, that were destined to be destroyed are actually in use, according to a new lawsuit by Apple that accuses its recycling partner of violating its orders.

Apple claims in its lawsuit, filed in Canada, that Canadian recycling company GEEP violated its contract by reselling the devices, instead of shredding them. Apple is seeking $30 million Canadian (about $23 million U.S.) from GEEP, according the lawsuit, which was filed in January but only recently came to light...

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