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Office Depot recycles nearly 1.5M lbs. of tech waste

BY CSA STAFF

Boca Raton, Fla. Office Depot said Wednesday that its Tech Recycling Service has recycled almost 1.5 million lbs. of technology in 2008.

The program, originally introduced in 2007, enables customers to recycle electronics, including computers, printers, media drives and small televisions, at 1,100 Office Depot stores nationwide. Intechra, Office Depot’s recycling vendor, handles the physical recycling process.

During 2008, the service collected more than 12,000 printers, 6,000 computers, 6,000 PC monitors and approximately 2,500 telephones. After items are collected by Office Depot and shipped to Intechra, materials are crushed, compacted and turned into such raw materials as glass, plastic, copper and aluminum, according to a company statement.

Office Depot also offers other recycling solutions such as its Tech Trade-In Program, cell phone and battery recycling, and ink and toner cartridge recycling.

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Zales introduces low-cost line for Mother’s Day

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IRVING, Texas Zales has introduced a line of jewelry starting at $49.99 for Mother’s Day. The line includes pendants, earrings and bracelets.

“Each spring, husbands and children come together in an effort to find a gift that the mom in their life will truly love. It is no secret that women love jewelry, and a piece that is selected by their family makes the gift all the more special. We often hear from mothers that they wear their special pieces each and every day as a way to remember the thoughtfulness of the gift,” said Mary Kwan, EVP and chief merchandising officer for Zales.

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CVS beefs up rewards program

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy announced a special promotion called “Double My Bucks!” that offers double Extra Bucks rewards to customers purchasing prescriptions from May 1 through June 15 at any of CVS/pharmacy’s more than 6,900 locations. By simply presenting a Double My Bucks! certificate along with their ExtraCare card, shoppers will receive $2 Extra Bucks for every two prescriptions filled.

“Last year, CVS/pharmacy customers earned nearly $95 million in Extra Bucks savings from their prescription purchases,” said John Barron, director of relationship marketing at CVS/pharmacy. “Reducing healthcare costs is a priority for most Americans and CVS/pharmacy remains committed to helping our customers do just that. In fact, CVS/pharmacy is the only pharmacy that pays customers back for purchasing prescriptions. We’re excited to offer ‘Double My Bucks!’ to help our customers save even more money on health care and thank them for choosing CVS/pharmacy as their pharmacy.”

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