If you bring it back to Apple it will be carefully recycled, not thrown in a land fill.
And you as user get a new iPad, that could be worse...
And for Christ's sake, 'the device has 10 year life span.' Yeah sure, do you still use you Sony Ericson from 2004?
Once they have, you'll be able to view a graph of their reputation gained over time.
Here's a preview of what the graph will look like:
No reputation gained yet.