FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—March 23, 2009—Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced it is rewarding customers by offering free printer recycling and a $50 rebate with the purchase of a new printer (regularly priced $179 and up) at all Staples 1,500 U.S. stores and Staples.com through May 2, 2009.
Staples, a leader in office technology recycling, is hosting the printer recycling event for the second consecutive year. During the 2008 recycling event, Staples collected more than 100,000 printers, and expects to recycle even more this spring. To make it easier for customers to recycle office technology, Staples is also offering customers free recycling of any technology product it sells on Earth Day, April 22, 2009, at any Staples store nationwide. Customers can bring in any item Staples sells to recycle at their local Staples, including telephones, digital cameras, computers, laptops and GPS devices (one per item customer).
Silver Spring, MD & New York, NY– March 30, 2009, Carbonfund.org’s Tensas National Wildlife Refuge Reforestation Project in Louisiana has become the first reforestation carbon offset project in North America to achieve dual validation by the Rainforest Alliance to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) as well as the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards with Gold Distinction.