|Offers Free Recycling for any Office Technology Product on Earth Day, April 22
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 23, 2009--
Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today
announced it is rewarding customers by offering free
printer recycling and a $50 rebate with the purchase of a new
printer (regularly priced $179 and up) at all Staples 1,500 U.S. stores
and Staples.com through May 2, 2009.
Staples, a leader in office technology recycling, is hosting the printer
recycling event for the second consecutive year. During the 2008
recycling event, Staples collected more than 100,000 printers, and
expects to recycle even more this spring. To make it easier for
customers to recycle
office technology, Staples is also offering customers free recycling
of any technology product it sells on Earth Day, April 22, 2009, at any
Staples store nationwide. Customers can bring in any item Staples sells
to recycle at their local Staples, including telephones, digital
cameras, computers, laptops and GPS devices (one per item customer).
“Staples is a one-stop shop for a wide variety of technology products,
from computers and printers to digital cameras and GPS devices,” said
Scott Rankin, VP/DMM of technology merchandising, Staples. “We are
committed to making it easy for customers to make a difference, what
Staples calls EcoEasy, by providing customers with recycling services.
The printer trade in program is an easy way for customers to recycle
their old printers safely, and upgrade to a new printer that best meets
The printer recycling event also offers significant savings on exclusive
Staples EcoEasy Edition printers by HP. Each printer in this line is an
Energy Star-qualified product and helps customers save resources with
automatic double-sided printing. Plus, with every purchase from this
line, Staples will make a donation to Carbonfund.org
to offset the average energy consumed over three years of product use.
These donations will go toward supporting Carbonfund.org’s Return to
Forest reforestation project.
The HP Staples EcoEasy Edition printers available at Staples stores
HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One Printer Staples EcoEasy
HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition
HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition
HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition
HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer Staples EcoEasy Edition
Every day at Staples customers can earn $3 back in Staples
Rewards® or Staples Teacher Rewards® when they recycle any
brand of ink and toner cartridges, up to 10 per month. Staples also
offers every-day free in-store recycling of cell phones, PDAs, Dell
computer equipment and any brand of computer accessories, and technology
recycling for printers, laptops, computers and monitors for a $10
About Staples’ Environmental Commitment
Staples long-standing commitment to sustainable business practices is
based on four key environmental cornerstones: recycling, offering a wide
assortment of eco-friendly products, investing in energy efficiency and
renewable energy and educating customers and associates about
sustainability. Through its EcoEasy
commitment, Staples makes it easy for customers to make a difference for
the environment by offering more than 3,000 eco-friendly products and
providing everyday, in-store recycling for computers, office technology,
personal electronics and ink and toner cartridges. For more on Staples
environmental initiatives, please visit www.staples.com/ecoeasy.
Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to
making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products,
including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With
2008 sales of $23 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples
serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout
North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008,
Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world’s leading suppliers
of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the
office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston.
More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading nonprofit carbon offset and
climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for
individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate
impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce
carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday
lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and
reforestation projects where they are most cost effective.
Carbonfund.org works with over 1,000 corporate and nonprofit partners
including Discovery, Staples, Hyundai Motor America, Amtrak, Virgin
America and Orbitz. Visit www.carbonfund.org
for more information.
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Source: Staples, Inc.
Amy Shanler, 508-253-6709