JUNE 2009

Staples given environmental leadership award by NRC

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) announced that Staples is the recipient of the NRC’s eleventh annual Recycling Works Award for its broad-reaching efforts to promote recycling and waste reduction among its customers and throughout its operations.

The award, presented at NRC’s annual gala, recognized Staples’ leadership in providing easy-to-use product recovery programs and eco-friendly product choices through its EcoEasy™ initiative making it easier for its customers to become effective environmental stewards.

“Staples is the first national retailer to offer an every-day in-store technology recycling program. In 2008, Staples collected nearly five million pounds of technology waste for responsible recycling through its retail technology recycling program. The company is also one of the world’s leading ink recyclers. By accepting any brand or type of cartridge and allowing customers to earn $3 back in Staples Rewards for each cartridge recycled, Staples is on track to recycle 50 million cartridges in 2009.”