Mail Back Electronic Clutter

Mail Back Electronic Clutter

Laure Joliet
May 2, 2008

We have a drawer at home with old cell phones, a camera battery or two and a broken ipod. We could use this drawer for something else, but often get hung up on exactly where to take these things. A new pilot program run by the US Postal Service might be the answer:

We read about the new program on Organizing LA and are pretty excited about it since it makes recycling the most ubiquitous forms of electronic clutter ridiculously easy. According to The USPS, they'll stock free envelopes in all their locations in LA for you to put your used/old/broken electronics in (they'll take inkjet cartridges, PDAs, Blackberries, digital cameras, iPods and MP3 players), then they'll mail it to Clover Industries who will either refurbish or recycle each gadget. You pay nothing.

Plus once it gets to Clover Industries, they have a "zero waste to landfill" policy so they're diligent about finding a way to use or recycle everything that gets sent in.

The program is happening in LA, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and San Diego. If it's successful, the program will expand in the fall.

Would you use this? Is this easier then how you recycle your electronics currently?\

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