Mar 18 - Post Office Starts Free E-waste Mail Back Recycling Program

The U.S. Postal Service started a test program yesterday to help get people to recycle their small unwanted electronics. The program offers free envelopes for customers to mail consumer electronics such as cell phones, digital cameras, portable music players and inkjet cartridges for free. These envelopes are sent to a recycling center run by Clover Technology's Group in California for recycling or re-manufacture.

The pilot program has been launched in 10 areas across the country in 1,500 post offices, including the Los Angeles and San Diego area. If the plan is successful, the program could become national as soon as this fall.

Read the USPS press release.

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