Ever open a desk drawer or the ubiquitous junk drawer to find a mangled mess of abandoned or broken cords for things like digital cameras, printers, computers and cellphones? Instead of throwing them away, take them to Best Buy. The electronic store makes it easy to recycle them: It has free recycling bins at the front of the store into which you can deposit the old cords. Best Buy sends them off to be recycled -- the plastic and metal parts are stripped and separated and made into new consumer products. Learn more at bestbuy.com.