I received an interesting query today from reader Jan, who asked if there was a way to trade in or recycle old Epson printers. It's a great question, and in fact Epson has a recycling program in which they'll send you a prepaid FedEx label so that it doesn't cost you to do the right thing. If you've ever wondered, as I have, what happens to the equipment you send to be recycled, here's what Epson says: "We recycle used products by shredding them at a licensed facility. After the shredding process, the materials are separated into ferrous and non-ferrous components and then sent to other mills for further processing."
HP goes a step further and allows you to trade in old HP hardware, in addition to recycling old inkjet and laser-toner cartridges. Anybody know of other printer recycling programs? Share them here.