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Staples Lets Customers Trade In Printers for Added Value and Free Recycling
Offers Free Recycling for any Office Technology Product on Earth Day, April 22

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 23, 2009-- Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced it is rewarding customers by offering free printer recycling and a $50 rebate with the purchase of a new printer (regularly priced $179 and up) at all Staples 1,500 U.S. stores and through May 2, 2009.

Staples, a leader in office technology recycling, is hosting the printer recycling event for the second consecutive year. During the 2008 recycling event, Staples collected more than 100,000 printers, and expects to recycle even more this spring. To make it easier for customers to recycle office technology, Staples is also offering customers free recycling of any technology product it sells on Earth Day, April 22, 2009, at any Staples store nationwide. Customers can bring in any item Staples sells to recycle at their local Staples, including telephones, digital cameras, computers, laptops and GPS devices (one per item customer).

“Staples is a one-stop shop for a wide variety of technology products, from computers and printers to digital cameras and GPS devices,” said Scott Rankin, VP/DMM of technology merchandising, Staples. “We are committed to making it easy for customers to make a difference, what Staples calls EcoEasy, by providing customers with recycling services. The printer trade in program is an easy way for customers to recycle their old printers safely, and upgrade to a new printer that best meets their needs.”

The printer recycling event also offers significant savings on exclusive Staples EcoEasy Edition printers by HP. Each printer in this line is an Energy Star-qualified product and helps customers save resources with automatic double-sided printing. Plus, with every purchase from this line, Staples will make a donation to to offset the average energy consumed over three years of product use. These donations will go toward supporting’s Return to Forest reforestation project.

The HP Staples EcoEasy Edition printers available at Staples stores include:

  • HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition
  • HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition
  • HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition
  • HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition
  • HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition

Every day at Staples customers can earn $3 back in Staples Rewards® or Staples Teacher Rewards® when they recycle any brand of ink and toner cartridges, up to 10 per month. Staples also offers every-day free in-store recycling of cell phones, PDAs, Dell computer equipment and any brand of computer accessories, and technology recycling for printers, laptops, computers and monitors for a $10 service charge.

About Staples’ Environmental Commitment

Staples long-standing commitment to sustainable business practices is based on four key environmental cornerstones: recycling, offering a wide assortment of eco-friendly products, investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy and educating customers and associates about sustainability. Through its EcoEasy commitment, Staples makes it easy for customers to make a difference for the environment by offering more than 3,000 eco-friendly products and providing everyday, in-store recycling for computers, office technology, personal electronics and ink and toner cartridges. For more on Staples environmental initiatives, please visit

About Staples

Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2008 sales of $23 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world’s leading suppliers of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at

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Staples, Inc.
Amy Shanler, 508-253-6709
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