“While a number of uniquely different forest certification systems are used around the world they: 1- have much in common; 2- share many basic objectives; 3- provide an additional measure of commitment to sustainable forestry; and, 4- are effective tools for supporting a responsible marketplace.” Two Sides, the initiative exploding the myths and setting out the facts about print media's sustainability in a clear and concise manner, has brought together facts from a variety of sources illustrate just these points. See below for a snapshot of some of their findings: “There are dozens of forest certification programs around the world. Two programs – the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) - account for the vast majority of certified forests and chain-of-custody certificates. These two programs operate around the world.”
Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today that it has collected 450 million ink and toner cartridges for recycling in the U.S. since 2005, averaging more than 60 million cartridges per year for the past four years. Through the cartridge recycling program, Staples has helped recover and recycle 234 million pounds of plastics and metals, diverting roughly the weight of 8,000 full garbage trucks from landfills.
“At Staples, we are committed to reducing waste going to landfills and reusing valuable resources through our recycling services,” said Mark Buckley, vice president, environmental affairs, Staples. “As the largest recycling collector of ink and toner cartridges in North America, Staples ink and toner cartridge recycling program helps our customers and the environment. Staples is thrilled to reach this milestone of 450 million recycled ink and toner cartridges.”
Staples’ ink and toner cartridge recycling program lets customers receive $2 back in Staples Rewards® per recycled cartridge, up to 10 per month. Used cartridges can be dropped off at any Staples retail location or through the online program. Ink Recycling Rewards can be used to buy almost anything from Staples, in-store or on Staples.com. In addition to recycling rewards, Staples Rewards members receive free shipping from Staples.com and up to five percent back on all purchases. Staples is pleased to work together with HP to make cartridge recycling available to all our customers.
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