Staples Canada collected 2.5-million printer cartridges in their
Two-Million Cartridge Challenge and announces new goal of 10-million
cartridges by the end of April 2012
RICHMOND HILL, ON, April 26 /CNW/ - Staples Canada is challenging all
Canadians to help divert 10-million ink/toner cartridges from
landfills. The new challenge evolved after Canada's largest office
supply retailer collected 2.5-million printer cartridges during their
2010/2011 Two-Million Cartridge Challenge—Thanks again, Canada!
The retailer is inviting customers to contribute five-million used
cartridges over the next year. "Collecting 2.5-million is a record
setter for us. We are looking to collect a total of five-million,
combining all our challenge into a total of 10-million over four
years," said Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada.
It's the first time in the company's history that a goal like this has
been set. The 10-Million Cartridge Challenge begins on Earth Day—April
22, 2011 and wraps up on Earth Day, 2012. Since September of 2008,
Staples Canada has collected a total of five-million cartridges, which
began with their One-Million Cartridge campaign. "This all started with
our One-Million Cartridge Challenge, and Canadians have been very
receptive. These challenges help to keep cartridges from filling our
landfills," said Matyas.
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About Staples® Canada
Staples, Canada's largest office products company, is committed to
providing Canadians with a wide choice of office services and products.
Serving all types of business—from the small home office to large
enterprise—Staples makes it easy for customers to operate their offices
efficiently and affordably by offering an extensive selection of office
supplies, technology, electronics and office furniture as well as
business services, including computer repair and maintenance, and copy
and print services. Operating as Bureau en GrosMC in the province of Quebec and Staples® Canada in all other provinces, the company employs over 15,000
associates at 320+ stores and at their head office in Richmond Hill,
Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top five Canadian companies in
Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2010 Corporate Reputation Survey,
Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers the highest
level of service, whether they choose to shop in-store, by catalogue or
online. Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros is also invested in a number of
corporate giving programs that actively support environmental,
educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities
from coast to coast. Visit www.staples.ca for more information, and follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StaplesCanada and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/StaplesCanada.
SOURCE Staples Business Depot
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