Could recycling ever become a day at the beach?
The United States Postal Service last month began a pilot program for USPS customers to recycle their small small electronics and inkjet cartridges by mailing them free of charge.
Los Angeles is on the short list of cities participating in the program called "Mail Back." Designed to help consumers make more environmentally friendly choices, the mail back program includes free envelopes inside Post Offices to mail back inkjet cartridges, PDAs, Blackberries, digital cameras, iPods and MP3 players, free of charge with no postage due.
Clover Technologies Group is paying for the postage, and re-manufacturing the products, including refurbishing, reselling or breaking them down further for recycling. It all depends on the type of part, quality and age.
Could this be a big break for the American consumer wanting to recycle but finds it too difficult? Will the infamous USPS, known for its award-winning customer service, be diligent in stocking the supply cabinets inside each and every store? Sometimes we can't even find envelopes for Express Mail. Well, we'll all soon find out.
What do you think of this program? Would you drop by your local post office to mail ink jet cartridges?
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