Staples Celebrates Earth Week with Eco-Friendly Deals

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.

  • Electronics Recycling – While Staples offers free electronics recycling all year round, during Earth Week, Staples Rewards members who recycle old electronics will receive a coupon for $10 off their next purchase of $30 or more. The offer is redeemable in store for Rewards Members only. Customers who are not already Rewards Members can easily sign up online or in-store to be eligible for the coupon.
  • Eco-Friendly Office Essentials Including Sustainable Earth™ by Staples – Customers can enjoy 30% off their online purchase of select eco-friendly office essentials. Staples® Sustainable Earth ™ products include high-quality surface cleaners, recycled paper products and office supplies that are economical and sustainable for a range of needs. 
Staples is the only retailer to offer completely free electronics recycling year round, and in 2016 they helped customers recycle more than 25 million pounds of office technology and sold more than $4 billion in products with environmental features globally. And just weeks ago, Staples was rewarded for its energy efficiency practices, receiving the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the eighth year in a row. This recognition is just one of the many ways Staples is leading the industry in various sustainable practices including conserving energy, selling more sustainable products and recycling.
 

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. 

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 ™ 
In 2016, Staples, the only retailer to offer completely free electronics recycling year round, helped customers recycle more than 25 million pounds of office technology and sold more than $4 billion in products with environmental features globally.

In 2016, Staples started allowing the following items to be recycled:

Items accepted for free recycling*:

All-in-one computers

Cable/satellite receivers

Calculators

Camcorders

CD/DVD/Blu-ray players

Computer speakers

Copiers (desktop)

Cordless phones

Desktop computers

Digital cameras

Digital projectors

eReaders – Trade-in eligible

External hard drives

Fax machines (desktop)

Gaming devices

GPS devices

iPods® / MP3 players – Trade-in eligible

Keyboards

Laptops – Trade-in eligible

Mice

Mobile phones – Trade-in eligible

Modems

Monitors

Printers & multifunction devices (desktop)

Routers

Scanners (desktop)

Shredders

Small servers

Stereo receivers

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.

Source: Staples

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