Expansion of retailer’s current Staples Rewards ink and toner
recycling program offers rewards members more options
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 2013--
Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office supply company
and second largest internet retailer announced today the launch of an online
ink and toner recycling program. The online program is an expansion
of the existing, in store Staples Rewards ink and toner recycling
The online program enables Staples Rewards members to recycle empty ink
and toner cartridges by printing a pre-paid shipping label to send their
cartridges in for recycling and receive $2 back in Staples Rewards® for
each one. The launch of the online ink and toner recycling program is a
result of the retailer’s commitment to making a positive impact on the
environment while also meeting the needs of their customers.
“This is a huge win for Staples as we make it easy for Staples Rewards
members to choose how they want to recycle their ink and toner
cartridges,” said Mark Buckley, VP of Environment. “Whether they choose
to recycle in-store or, now, online, they have one more opportunity to
save on future purchases while reducing waste.”
Earlier this year, Staples announced that it has recycled 350 million
ink and toner cartridges since 2005, averaging over 60 million
cartridges per year in the past three years. Through the cartridge
recycling program, Staples has recycled 182 million pounds of plastics
and metals, roughly the equivalent weight of an aircraft carrier or 400
times the Statue of Liberty.
Staples’ in-store electronics recycling program has a goal of recycling
40 million pounds of e-waste globally each year by 2020. Since 2007,
Staples has recycled 64 million pounds of electronic waste.
For the convenience and transparency of their program, collection
volumes and commitment to using certified and responsible recyclers,
Staples received the highest grade in the Electronics
Takeback Coalition’s Retail Recycling Report Card.
Staples is also the only national retailer who is an e-Stewards
Enterprise, meaning that they have committed to using e-Stewards
certified recyclers for all of their electronic waste.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second
largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of
business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses
need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery
capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and
services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print
services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of
associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all
sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside
Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
More information about Staples environmental programs is available at www.staples.com/easyontheplanet.
Source: Staples Inc.
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