Staples Canada Sets Recycling, Diversion Goals

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 11, 2014

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Staples Canada Sets Recycling, Diversion Goals

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.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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