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Grand & Toy Helps Businesses Improve Purchasing

Grand & Toy Helps Businesses Improve Purchasing

Grand & Toy, an affiliate of Office Depot, has launched a program to help Canadian businesses reduce their waste, energy consumption and chemical use by purchasing environmentally sustainable products. The Greener Office Initiative uses Office Depot’s criteria to define environmentally sustainable products. It also assigns “shades of green” to qualifying … Read more »

Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines Launched

Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines Launched

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council today will release to the public its Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0. Already, 80 organizations including Ecolab, Lockheed Martin, Office Depot, the US General Services Administration and the EPA, with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, have signed up for the Pilot Program, … Read more »

Grand & Toy, TerraCycle Expand Successful Coffee Pod Recycling Effort

Office Depot affiliate Grand & Toy has launched a retailer recycling program for office products in conjunction with TerraCycle Canada. The announcement comes after a successful five month K-Cup Pack pilot recycling partnership between Grand & Toy and TerraCycle for customers in Southern Ontario; the program, now expanding throughout Canada, will … Read more »

K-Cup Recycling

OfficeMax Grand & Toy, TerraCycle Launch K-Cup Recycling Program

OfficeMax Grand & Toy, an affiliate of global office products provider Office Depot, and TerraCycle Canada today announced the launch of the nation’s first K-Cup Packs retailer recycling pilot program. K-Cup Packs, the single-serve coffee pods manufactured by Keurig, have become one of OfficeMax Grand & Toy’s most popular coffee products … Read more »


USGBC, Office Depot, Windfall Help Green Builders Save Money

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida Chapter has partnered with Office Depot and Windfall, a group purchasing organization, to create a first-of-its-kind Green Group Savings Program for members of the USGBC South Florida chapter. Windfall worked with Office Depot to develop a program that will provide the green … Read more »

Green Business Challenge Awards $80,000

Businesses in Cupertino, Calif.; Houston; Lexington, Ky.; and West Palm Beach, Fla., will soon get help for projects that reduce energy, water waste and carbon footprint. The four winning cities of the Green Business Challenge, sponsored by Office Depot and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability-USA, will each receive $20,000 along … Read more »


Stash Ditches SFI Eco-Label

Stash Tea has removed the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) logo from its products following allegations the certification program is controlled by the logging industry, Sustainable Business Oregon reports. Stash joins 24 other companies that have shunned the ecolabel including AT&T, Comcast, Office Depot and Southwest Airlines, according to Forest Ethics. … Read more »

Office Depot Sustainability Report: Big on Data, Short on Words

Office Depot Sustainability Report: Big on Data, Short on Words

Office Depot’s North American operations reduced their carbon intensity by nine percent last year, from 17.1 lbs CO2e per square ft in 2011 to 15.5 in 2012, according to its 2013 corporate citizenship report. The metric is down 30 percent from 2008 and 46 percent from 2003. On an absolute … Read more »


Staples Recycles 350 Million Cartridges

Staples today said it has recycled 350 million ink and toner cartridges since 2005, averaging more than 60 million cartridges per year in the past three years. Through the cartridge-recycling program, the company has recycled 182 million pounds of plastics and metals, it says. With Staples’ ink and toner cartridge … Read more »

Office Depot Sets Stricter Paper Purchasing Rules

Office Depot Sets Stricter Paper Purchasing Rules

Office Depot has set stricter guidelines for purchasing paper from suppliers, including establishing minimum requirement for products claiming to contain recycled content and vowing to only buy virgin fiber certified under one or more forest certification schemes. The new paper guidelines, which update the company’s 2004 supply chain policy, were … Read more »

EWSI Launches Carbon Trading Software For E-Waste Industry

E-Waste Systems is rolling out software that can identify and quantify the energy use of electronics to help companies cut energy consumption, comply with e-waste recycling rules and facilitate carbon trading. The technology brings the first public carbon credit trading ability to the e-waste industry, EWSI says. The eWaste Carbon … Read more »

Electronics Retailers Receive Fs on Recycling Report Card

Electronics Retailers Receive Fs on Recycling Report Card

Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot are the only three major electronics retailers making a serious effort to help consumers recycle their old electronic products, says a report card released yesterday by the Electronics TakeBack Coalition. While the three companies earned high marks on the report card, more than half … Read more »

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