Nice offer from USPS. Now, they only need to figure out a way to handle all the Netflix envelopes.
Free and green. Those are the goals of a pilot program launched today by the U.S. Postal Service that allows customers to recycle small electronics and inkjet cartridges by mailing them free of charge.
The â€œMail Backâ€ program helps consumers make more environmentally friendly choices, making it easier for customers to discard used or obsolete small electronics in an environmentally responsible way. Customers use free envelopes found in 1,500 Post Offices to mail back inkjet cartridges, PDAs, Blackberries, digital cameras, iPods and MP3 players â€“ without having to pay for postage.
Source:Â Free Recycling Through the Mail
That’s an awesome idea… If only I could get them to stop recycling (read: shredding) my regular mail, I’d be happy.
Side note; I just discovered that every Ikea has recycling bins for Batteries, Cellphones, and Light Bulbs right after the checkout counters. Pure, unadulterated, Genius.