Best Buy Announces Recycling Initiative for Its Customers

    Partnership with Greentec new for Canadian Store Operations and will be
    offered free to Best Buy Customers

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Best Buy today announced the company has
entered into an agreement with Greentec ( to provide a
recycling alternative within its Canadian retail operations. The recycling
service will be offered free to consumers and has been available in all 48
Best Buy stores throughout Canada since October 12, 2007.
    Consumers who wish to retire or recycle unneeded products can visit a
local Best Buy location where recycling stations will be available. The
stations are free of charge to consumers and currently the following items
will be accepted:

      -  MP3 players
      -  Cellular phone
      -  Portable DVD players
      -  Portable CD players
      -  CD's and DVD's
      -  Batteries
      -  Ink Cartridges

    "Best Buy Canada's partnership with Greentec was created in direct
response to our customers' feedback and will help our eco-conscious customers
take steps to reduce their environmental footprint," says Charles Tobin, Vice
President of Store Operations Best Buy Canada. "We are thrilled to be able to
make it so easy for our local communities to do the right thing when it comes
to the disposal of these products and encourage everyone to come by their
local store to take advantage of this program."
    Once stations are full, the product will be forwarded to Greentec, an ISO
certified recycling service provider, where the items are either reused or
recycled. For further information please visit

    About Best Buy Stores - Canada

    Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:  BBY). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer ( of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates
the Geek Squad (, a technology service provider specializing
in computer support and home theatre installation. There are currently 48
stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and
    Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and
their local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program
described at
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit

For further information:

For further information: Scott Morris, Communications, Best Buy Canada
Ltd., (778) 452-3412 or; Heather Seabrook,
Communications, Best Buy Canada Ltd., (604) 412-1011 or

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