Staples Canada has announced a plan to collect and recycle 3 million ink cartridges and 4,000,000 kg of electronics in 2015.
Also in the company’s Q1 update, Staples Canada says it has achieved:
- In partnership with Call2Recycle, Staples has colleged 37,111 kilograms of batteries, an increase of 22.5 percent over Q1 2014. The retailer has set a goal of collecting 125,000 kg of batteries in 2015.
- In Q1, Staples collected 940,938 ink cartridges — an increase of 37.4 percent from Q1 2014. This year, Staples has set out to collect 3 million ink cartridges.
- Staples Canada, with its national partner eCycle Solutions, collected 930,475 kg of electronics, a 13.3 percent increase over Q1 2014. In 2015, Staples hopes to collect 4,000,000 kg of electronics.
- Working with its exclusive partners, TerraCycle and Newell Rubbermaid, Staples Canada collected 33,312 writing instruments in Q1, an increase of 389.5 percent over Q1 2014. In 2015, Staples plans to collect 100,000 units.
- Through the Driver Take Back program, Staples collected 7,691.5 kg of electronics, 96,487 ink cartridges and 59.9 kg of batteries.