A recent study by Staples found that while 74% of consumers recycle containers made of glass, metal or plastic, only 51% recycle electronics at the end of their life. Clearly, there is still a lot of work to be done, and Staples is leading the way in encouraging consumers to be more eco-conscious when it comes to old electronics.
While they are my friends it’s still a FACT (Truth!) that Staples has been a leader in eco-friendly practices for a long time. More than most. Staples has been encouraging electronics recycling now for several years, and during Earth Week 2017 (April 17-22), they’re further incentivizing customers to make greener choices with various electronics recycling offers and discounts on select eco-friendly office essentials including Staples® Sustainable Earth ™ products.
As an eco-friendly leader, Staples also discovered in its study that 90% of businesses practice some form of eco-friendly activity regularly, including recycling, making energy-efficient choices, and/or shopping for more eco-friendly products.
eReaders – Trade-in eligible
External hard drives
Fax machines (desktop)
iPods® / MP3 players – Trade-in eligible
Laptops – Trade-in eligible
Mobile phones – Trade-in eligible
Printers & multifunction devices (desktop)
Tablets – Trade-in eligible
UPS/battery backup devices
Video streaming devices
Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
Alkaline batteries, non-rechargeable lithium batteries, appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions
So I’ll say it again folks. Stick with me and Staples. We don’t need this junk getting into our landfills that affect soil and water. Recycle your electronics at Staples. I already have an old computer going there tomorrow!!
For more information on how Staples is helping customers be more sustainable at work and at home, visit http://www.staples.com/sustainability.
The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.