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Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. Opponents argue carbon pricing will cause electricity prices to skyrocket and make businesses less competitive. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works … Read more »

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Office Furniture Recycling Made Easier

In an effort to make it easier for companies to recycle and reuse office furniture, Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, has teamed up with Davies Office and IRN. Davies Office takes old office furniture and remanufacturers it to look and perform like new. Staples Business Advantage customers … Read more »

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TerraCycle, Staples Expand Zero-Waste Recycling Program

Recycling company TerraCycle and Staples are expanding their zero-waste recycling option for household and office waste to the US. The recycling program launched in Canada in 2014. The program allows customers to recycle a range of items, including candy and snack wrappers, cleaning supplies and accessories, writing utensils, e-waste and … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Mandates Steeper Carbon Cuts

The Obama administration released the final version of the Clean Power Plan today and it sets even stricter emissions regulations than the proposal announced last year. The regulation, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants, cuts emissions 32 percent by 2030 from levels recorded in 2005. The draft … Read more »

Staples Canada Aims to Recycle 3M Ink Cartridges This Year

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 … Read more »

Staples, Marriott to Push Suppliers to Participate in Chemical Footprint Tool

Staples, Marriott, Dignity Health, Trillium Asset Management and other US businesses representing more than $50 billion in investment and purchasing power will require vendors, suppliers and builders to use a new tool that measure the use of harmful chemicals in products and production processes. The initiative will begin June 17, according to … Read more »

Staples CA Announces Green Energy Offering for Small Biz, Other Milestones

In October 2014, Staples became the first to launch an exclusive green energy offering for small businesses, the company announced in its Q3 2014 sustainability report. Now, small businesses can sign up for 100% green electricity from Bullfrog Power online to position their businesses as environmental leaders. On the Staples website, a small business … Read more »

Chemical Management Tool Launched

Target, Staples, Kaiser Permanente and the US Green Building Council are among the organizations that joined together today to launch the Chemical Footprint Project, a metric for publicly benchmarking corporate chemicals management and profiling leadership companies. The CFP will enable purchasers to preferentially select suppliers and investors to integrate chemical risk … Read more »

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Americans Hoarding Electronics, Not Recycling Them

The rate at which Americans acquire new electronic devices far outpaces the rate at which they recycle unwanted ones. A study commissioned by Staples, titled American Tech Recycling Habits, found that while 74 percent of Americans own two or more television sets and 38 percent own two or more smartphones, … Read more »


Staples, TerraCycle Launch Zero-Waste Recycling System

Staples, along with global recycling company TerraCycle, is now offering Canada’s first-ever zero-waste recycling option for all household and office waste. Through the system, Canadians coast-to-coast can recycle almost anything — broken pen holders, empty lipstick tubes, old filing accessories, rusty lawn and garden equipment, party decorations, old lightbulbs, used coffee … Read more »

Over 2M Kilograms of Batteries Diverted from Landfills

Call2Recycle Canada has collected and recycled more than 2 million kilograms of batteries across Canada. The organization, funded by battery and battery-powered product manufacturers, says Canadians have recycled more batteries in the first 10 months of this year than in all of 2013. Call2Recycle Canada is the approved battery stewardship … Read more »

Cox Enterprises Expands Supplier Sustainability Program

Cox Enterprises has set national paper standards for its business locations in a move that the company expects to annually save the equivalent of 5,040 trees and about 2.5 million gallons of water, as well as eliminate nearly 80 tons of waste. Cox’s operations across the country are now using … Read more »

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