Recycling Program Expanded by USPS

The U.S. Postal Service has expanded the availability of a 3,100 retail location recycling program…enabling customers to  trade in old electronic gadgets for cash, or simply recycle them more responsibly.  Working with MaxBack, an electronics recycling company that specializes in reducing landfill waste by either buying back or simply recycling unwanted electronics…the USPS is using it’s network infrastructure to make it easy for customers to go green.

Now, there’s no reason to throw away small obsolete electronic devices that further contaminate landfills.  You may even be able to get cash back for certain eligible items, like cell phones, iPods®, and tablets by visiting MaxBack at usps.com/ship/recycle-through-usps.htm and follow four easy steps .

Free recycling mail-back envelopes are available at participating USPS locations, making it easy for customers to ship unwanted small electronics, including cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras or used ink jet cartridges.

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USPS Website Goes Green

The U.S. Postal Service just released new version of its green oriented website, USPS.com/green.  Though not a new (original green site launched 2008) or a replacement for the main USPS.com site, the revamped green site is designed as an alternative appealing to those passionate about protecting our environment.

Free access to 100 percent recyclable Priority Mail and Express Mail packaging supplies… deliverable at zero cost to your doorstep is a popular feature.   In fact, the USPS is the only shipping and mailing entity in the US certified to be Cradle to Cradle™ green packaging for its impact to the environmental and human health standards.  In fact, they eliminated over 15,000 tons of carbon emissions last year. That’s equal to a year’s worth of driving for 2,747 average vehicles.

USPS.com - Green website