By Laura Elizabeth May
Green Right Now
In celebration of Earth Day, Staples is making it easy for customers to recycle their old printers. The company is offering free printer recycling and a $50 rebate with the purchase of a new printer valued at $179 and up.
This is the second consecutive year that Staples will be hosting a printer recycling event. The company collected over 100,000 printers last year and expects more this year.
Customers just need to bring their old printer to any Staples location in order to participate.
As another bonus, Staples is going to offer free recycling of any technology product it sells on Earth Day, April 22. This means that any customer can bring in one old telephone, digital camera, laptop, or GPS device and drop it off to be recycled at no cost to them. There is usually a $10 charge per large recycled item.
“We are committed to making it easy for customers to make a difference,” said Scott Rankin, VP/DMM of technology merchandising in a statement. “The printer trade in program is an easy way for customers to recycle their old printers safely.”
For the eco-conscious customers, Staples also offers EcoEasy printers by Hewlett-Packard. The printers in this line are Energy Star qualified and have automatic double-sided printing.
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