940,938 Empty Ink Cartridges Collected

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940,938 Empty Ink Cartridges Collected

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    940,938 Empty Ink Cartridges Collected
    TORONTO, June 29, 2015- Staples Canada released today its 2015 recycling objectives and Q1 update. Highlights include a plan to collect 3 million ink cartridges and 4,000,000 kg of electronics in 2015.


    "We've made significant progress on the sustainability front, and we are continuing our momentum this year," said Pete Gibel, senior vice president of merchandising at Staples Canada and Chair of the Staples Canada Environmental Committee. "Our goal is to enable our associates to raise the bar and give our customers more eco-responsible options than ever."

    940,938 ink cartridges collected
    Staples Canada gives customers the option to drop off used ink and toner cartridges at every store location. In Q1, 940,938 ink cartridges were collected – an increase of 37.4% from Q1 2014. This year, Staples has set out to collect 3 million ink cartridges.  

    96,487 ink cartridges collected through the Driver Take Back Program
    Through the Driver Take Back program, Staples delivery drivers collect used batteries, electronics and ink cartridges from customers when delivering orders. The program is active in certain areas of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. In Q1, 7,691.5 kg of electronics, 96,487 ink cartridges and 59.9 kg of batteries were collected.
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