Gosh! Erm, in this case, does Canon offer a recycling service, like HP does with cartridges?
OK, so in some countries apparently ... and in the USA the customer actually has to pay Canon $6 to have lens recycled. I have to pay them because they put lead in the product they sold to me ... and now they don't even want to accept responsibility for their own act by recycle the product for free
! Boy, talk about mercenary!