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Jacky’s to give away iPad in recycling competition

Entrants must be Jacky’s fans on Facebook, hand in a mobile phone for recycling

Jacky’s to give away iPad in recycling competition
Jacky's has launched a competition to win an iPad. To enter, customers must hand in an old mobile phone for recycling and take a picture with a customer service representative.

Jacky's Electronics is giving away an iPad in its ‘Eco-Exchange: Recycling that pays' campaign in connection with its Go Green initiative.

Any Jacky's fan on Facebook is in with a chance to win. To enter the competition, fans have to exchange their old mobile phone at any Jacky's store and take a picture of themselves with a Jacky's customer service executive. The photo must then be posted on the Jacky's Facebook page.

Mobile phones can be exchanged for a cash voucher at Jacky's stores from December 20, 2010 to January 19, 2011.

"In October, we enhanced our Go Green programme by launching the ‘Eco-Exchange', which hopes to help in the proper disposal of electronic products in the country without any harmful environmental effects," said Ashish Panjabi, chief operating officer, Jacky's Electronics. "Our partnership with The Green Foundation, a leading organisation specialised in electronics recycling, assures us that all devices including accessories are 100% reused or recycled to the highest industry standards through a strict zero landfill policy."

The electronics retailer is accepting up to five old mobile phones per transaction and is offering bulk recycling for larger quantities.

"This Facebook competition hopes to encourage more consumer awareness for recycling programmes such as this and to encourage recycling of old phones. The fact that you could be the proud owner of an iPad at the same time in addition to a cash voucher which you receive is a bonus for the customer," said Panjabi.

Customers may hand in phones that are broken as well as working and they can be of any brand.

"As the region's full service recycling company, we are focused on partnering with leading electronic retailers in the UAE to ensure that all electrical items are recycled to the highest industry standards. With Jacky's Electronics' significant fans on Facebook, we are able to promote the recycling of electronic products which are generally being set aside by users," Dominic Gothard, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, The Green Foundation said.

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