OFFICE DEPOT RECYCLE 562 TONS OF E-WASTE ……..

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OFFICE DEPOT RECYCLE 562 TONS OF E-WASTE ……..

 user 2010-05-10 at 9:24:24 am Views: 52
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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/office-depot-customers-recycle-562-tons-of-e-waste-for-earth-day-2010-05-04?reflink=MW_news_stmp
    OFFICE DEPOT RECYCLE 562 TONS OF E-WASTE
    Office Depot Customers Recycle 562 Tons of E-Waste for Earth Day
    Office Depot’s Tech Trade-In Promotion Beats Goal of Recycling 400 Tons
    BOCA RATON, Fla., May 2010 — Office Depot , a leading global provider of office products and services, today announced that the Company has recycled 562 tons of electronic waste through its Tech Trade-In promotion. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Office Depot set out an initial challenge to its customers to collect 400 tons of products for recycling during the one month promotion window. Office Depot, however, beat its goal and helped its customers prevent more than 560 tons of e-waste from ending up in landfills.The 560-plus tons of technology trash recycled by Office Depot includes printers, shredders, notebook computers, digital cameras and ink and toner cartridges. The majority of products were returned to California Office Depot retail stores (over 13 tons), followed by Florida and the Northeast U.S.

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over three million tons of e-waste were disposed of in 2007 in the United States. Of this amount, only 410,000 tons or 13.6% was recycled. The rest was trashed in either landfills or incinerators.”When people consider ‘green,’ the majority first think about recycling,” said Yalmaz Siddiqui, Director of Environmental Strategy for Office Depot. “However, the recycling rate for technology and toner cartridges is still much lower than the rate for paper and plastic bottles. Through Office Depot’s 400 ton challenge, we wanted to help accelerate the adoption of technology recycling in the United States. The results show that our customers responded.”

    Even though the special Tech Trade-In promotion and 400 Ton Challenge is coming to an end, Office Depot customers can continue to recycle their old ink and toner cartridges and receive $3 back in Worklife Rewards.