Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Recycle Your Electronics for Books- No charge for Kindles

Here is an interesting story on a recycling program being held at Andover Bookstore.  The program will charge $1 per/lb for unused electronics equipment with 5% of the cost going toward a gift certificate to the bookstore.  What is interesting about the event is if you read the list of items they accept it says, “ accepting Kindles and cell phones at no charge.”  Really?  Kindles?  How are ebooks more environmentally friendly with such rapid device obsolescence?  Event could be a good traffic generator for the store, though.  Would be interesting to know how the event turned out.

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