STAPLES-CA WANTS TO COLLECT 2 MILLION EMPTIES BY EARTH-DAY

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STAPLES-CA WANTS TO COLLECT 2 MILLION EMPTIES BY EARTH-DAY

 user 2010-02-15 at 10:33:37 am Views: 45
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    STAPLES-CA WANTS TO COLLECT 2 MILLION EMPTIES CARTRIDGES BY EARTH-DAY
    President of national office supply retailer shows his commitment to protecting the environment
    RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 2010 STAPLES Canada has collected 1.2 million used cartridges to-date, with a goal of recycling two-million by Earth Day
    STAPLES Canada has collected over 1.2 million used ink/toner cartridges, as part of their Two Million Cartridge Challenge-an initiative to eliminate cartridges from landfills by ensuring they are properly recycled.

    STAPLES Canada president, Steve Matyas, toured SIMS Recycling Solutions, a recycling facility located in Brampton where millions of used cartridges are shipped and separated for recycling. The majority of cartridges collected by STAPLES Canada are recycled at SIMS, where they are shredded and separated into commodities, like plastics, which are reused in the manufacture of new products.

    “STAPLES Canada is a leader in the retail industry with its recycling initiatives. From monitors to cartridges they have made a large commitment to sustainability,” commented Chris Convery, SIMS Recycling Solutions.”I had a first-hand look at how these cartridges are divided and recycled. It amazes me to see how recycling cartridges can make a huge environmental impact. Everyone needs to do their part,” said Matyas. Two-million laser cartridges stacked end-to-end is equivalent to the height of approximately 1,240 CN Towers.

    The Two-Million Cartridge Challenge began April 22, 2009 – Earth Day – and ends on Earth Day, April 22, 2010.”Our first Challenge, The Million Cartridge Challenge, was a huge success with 1.3 million cartridges collected, and we know the Two-Million cartridge challenge will be as well,” commented Matyas.

    STAPLES Canada has been recycling used ink and toner cartridges for the past 15 years, along with rechargeable batteries and cell phones. STAPLES Canada also sells hundreds of eco-friendly products and is committed to several environmental initiatives as part of their community@work program, which focuses on the three Es: Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship.