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Staples recycles 350 million ink cartridges

Staples, Inc. has recycled 350 million ink and toner cartridges since 2005, averaging over 60 million cartridges per year for the past three years. Through the cartridge recycling program, Staples has recycled 182 million lbs. of plastics and metals, roughly the equivalent weight of an aircraft carrier or 400 times the Statue of Liberty.

With Staples’ ink and toner cartridge recycling program, customers receive $2 back in Staples Rewards® per recycled cartridge, with a limit of 10 per month. Used cartridges can be dropped off at any Staples retail location and Ink Recycling Rewards can be used to buy almost anything from Staples, in-store or online. Staples was the first national retailer to reward customers for recycling ink and toner cartridges.

The ink and toner cartridge recycling milestone is just one of several environmental accomplishments for Staples, which recently announced that it reached 500 facilities certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star® program.