The Milton Report – Eco Easy

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So everyone knows Staples is big. Sometimes big companies can make big waste which leads to a big mess. Curious about what steps Staples has taken to reduce their footprint? Below are some highlights or you can check it out for yourself by pulling down this EcoEasy Glossary Fact Sheet.

  • Staples is one of the world’s largest ink and toner recyclers – 23 million cartridges and growing big!
  • By promoting recycled paper Staples saved nearly 2 million trees in one year! That equates to roughly 6 of New York’s Central Park.
  • Staples is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 1,700 tons through the use of 13 solar energy projects.
  • Back in 2006 all our delivery trucks were set so they could not exceed 60 miles per hour. This saves more than 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year.
  • Staples is piloting a program to put the country’s first hybrid delivery truck on the road.
  • Staples was the first national retailer to offer in-store tech recycling services. In 2007 this meant responsible recycling of over 2 million pounds of tech waste!
  • Staples is an EPA Green Power Partner. Huh? In 2007 Staples purchased enough renewable energy to power 11,200 homes for a year. This prevented the release of more than 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide. What? That’s like taking 21,000 cars off the road for a whole year!
  • Staples continues to pursue earth-friendly innovations by pursuing products made from recycled denim, cornstarch, and sugarcane.

Want to learn more? Current business partner and customer, potential partner and customer, or just curious… let me know.

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