Staples Canada Inc. has set a goal of collecting 100,000 kilograms (220,000 pounds) of batteries for recycling in 2014 and collecting 20 million used ink and toner cartridges by 2016.
The Richmond Hill, Ontario-based retailer also said in a news release it hopes to collect 3,600 metric tons of electronics in 2014. Staples Canada partners with eCycle Solutions to collect electronics in nearly 260 retail locations.
The retailer plans to collect 70,000 writing units, such as pens, pencils, markers and highlighters. Staples Canada partners with TerraCycle and Newell Rubbermaid on the writing units program.
Staples Canada also will focus on expanding its eco-responsible product assortment and identifying packaging reduction opportunities.
Staples Canada partners with Call2Recycle to collect and recycle batteries, both rechargeable and alkaline, in every Staples store. Staples Canada provides drop-off locations at every store location.