USPS Promotes Buyback Program with Consumer Video, Earth Day Tie-in
The US Postal Service released a consumer video, as a tie-in with Earth Day, demonstrating how to recycle cell phones, MP3 players and tablets through the MaxBack electronics buyback program.
The USPS partnered with MaxBack last fall to offer the buyback program to consumers, according to Digital Trends.
Specially marked kiosks, located in more than 3,100 post offices, are also featured in the video. The kiosks provide details about selling items through MaxBack.com and dispense free mail-back envelopes for recycling empty inkjet cartridges. Since the launch of the inkjet recycling program last fall, customers have recycled more than 31,000 inkjet cartridges, according to the USPS.
The EPA estimates that 350,000 cell phones and 130,000 computers are thrown out every day, equating to three to four million tons of e-waste per year. According to environmental website Earth911.com, 70 percent of discarded electronics have materials that can be recovered and repurposed.
Energy Manager News
- Two Studies Show the State of Energy Efficiency
- Phoenix Airport LED Project Moves Along
- Maine Businesses Shut Out of Power Program
- Stay Cool This Summer While Avoiding These Common Summer Pitfalls
- Coalition Seeks to Stop SCE&G’s Blank Check
- NARUC Releases DER Draft Rate Design Manual
- Behind the Meter Podcast: Pushing Sustainability, Efficiency with Green Leases
- The Tricky World of Portable Commercial Air Conditioners