Our MissionAbundaTrade.com believes in smart consumerism.At AbundaTrade, smart consumerism means putting your unwanted stuff back into the system rather than into a landfill, and getting the stuff that you do want from a socially conscious company that saves you money. When you are a smart consumer, you create a win-win scenario for your wallet and for our environment.Wasteful consumerism is an increasingly substantial concern. We want stuff, and we collectively spend billions of dollars to get it. In the process, we throw out perfectly useful stuff in order to make room for more new stuff. It is wasteful spending that hurts our pocket books; wasteful manufacturing and disposal that hurts our planet.In our first three years AbundaTrade repaired and recirculated over 250 tons of movies, music, and video games. Rather than taking up space in closets, garages, or landfills, these unwanted items provided cash for our trade in customers. By practicing reCommerce, we return these items to the market and reduce the need for raw materials to produce new items.Starting in early 2010, through cooperation with our local Whole Foods Market in Mount Pleasant and with the Preserve “Gimme 5” program, we began recycling #5 plastics. Commonly used for yogurt cups and similar containers, AbundaTrade acquires large quantities of #5 plastics in the form of used DVD and video game cases. Many of the cases we receive from trades and other sources come to us in heavily worn conditions. Often torn, marked on, or otherwise unsuitable for reuse, we appreciate the opportunity to keep these cases out of the trash. Instead, the plastic waste is returned to the manufacturing cycle, where it is transformed into useful household items. As of the beginning of 2011, AbundaTrade.com has recycled and saved over 20,000 lbs. of #5 plastics from local landfills.We take further steps to reduce our carbon footprint by reusing packing material and with the use of recyclable shipping material, whenever feasible. Our staff also makes a point of reusing and recycling office supplies and personal items. In March of 2011, AbundaTrade.com was awarded the South CarolinaSmart Green Business Award for their many recycling efforts. At AbundaTrade, we realize that it is just as important for us to make the right decisions in our business practices as it is for our customers to make the right choices about their purchasing habits.Learn more about your stuff and smart consumerism.
“I believe each of us can make a difference and that a company operated with the right model and principles can make a significant difference.” – Kent Wagner, AbundaTrade.com
Think Green and reCOMMERCE your used CDs, DVDs, Games & Gadgets!