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Staples recycles 60 million cartridges a year

April 17, 2015

Staples_store webThe retailer has collected 450 million ink and toner cartridges in the US since 2005, saving 234 million pounds of plastics and metals from landfill.

Staples has recycled 85 million pounds of electronic equipment since 2007. Vice President of Envrionmental Affairs, Mark Buckley, said: “As the largest recycling collector of ink and toner cartridges in North America, Staples ink and toner cartridge recycling program helps our customers and the environment.

“Our small business customers have told us they want to be more environmentally friendly, but they are pressed for time. That’s why Staples makes it convenient for them to recycle their old technology devices at Staples stores across the country.”

It also recently launched an energy calculator to “help customers save money and take control of their energy usage”. The calculator works by comparing a customer’s energy consumption to that of other parts of their local area, and then determining the most “power-hungry” appliances they have.

The Recycler reported on a merger between Staples and Office Depot in February 2015. It said at the time that the new partnership would facilitate enhanced recycling services for its SMB customer base.

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