Staples earns recycling award

Washington, D.C. The National Recycling Coalition announced Thursday that it has awarded Staples with its eleventh annual Recycling Works Award for the retailer’s broad-reaching efforts to promote recycling and waste reduction among its customers and throughout its operations.

“Staples is honored to be recognized by the National Recycling Coalition’s Recycling Works Award,” said Mike Miles, Staples president and COO. “We’re making it easy for our customers to recycle used office products, from empty ink cartridges to old printers, and to buy new products with recycled content.”

Staples is the first national retailer to offer an everyday in-store technology recycling program. In 2008, Staples collected nearly 5 million lbs. of technology waste for responsible recycling through its retail technology recycling program. The company is also one of the world’s leading ink recyclers.

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