Online Recycling Now Available Through Staples.com
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2014--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the launch of a new technology
trade-in program. Staples already recycles electronic office
products for free and now small businesses and consumers can trade-in
a variety of used technology devices for Staples eCash Cards, which
can be used to purchase hundreds of thousands of items in Staples stores
or on Staples.com. In addition to in-store drop-off, Staples’ new
program also features online
trade-in through Staples.com, with convenient, free shipping.
“Staples is not only committed to helping the planet, but to providing
small businesses and consumers with a way to receive value for their
used electronics,” said Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental
affairs, Staples. “We encourage our customers to trade-in their old
devices by offering them instant payment. By extending the program to
Staples.com, we’re helping them make more technology recycling happen.”
Customers can trade-in an array of tech products whenever and wherever
it is convenient for them, in Staples stores or on Staples.com. Staples
simplifies the online return process for small businesses and consumers
by providing postage-paid shipping envelopes, letting them trade in
their devices from the convenience of their homes or offices.
Office electronics that have no trade-in value due to age or condition
can still be recycled for free in Staples stores nationally and in most
Staples Canada store locations. In the United States alone, Staples has
recycled 64 million pounds of e-waste through its in-store program since
2007, consisting of more than 2.4 million monitors, computers, printers
and shredders, and millions of other electronics and peripherals.
Staples global goal is to recycle 40 million pounds of e-waste annually
Staples recently received the highest grade in the Electronics
Takeback Coalition’s Retail Recycling Report Card. Out of 16
retailers, Staples was ranked first based on its program’s convenience,
transparency, collection volumes, and commitment to using certified
responsible recyclers. For more information on how to turn your business
or home green, including how to find green products, tips on recycling
and environmentally friendly copy and print options, please visit Staples.com/recycle.
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more
ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery
capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they
want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers
more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom
supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and
Print services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates
throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New
Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
Source: Staples Inc.
Mark Cautela, 508-253-3832