Staples Canada launches the Million Cartridge Challenge

    Staples sets goal to collect one million ink and toner cartridges by
    Earth Day 2009

    TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - STAPLES is challenging Canadians to participate
in their Million Cartridge Challenge - a quest to help reroute one million ink
and toner cartridges away from landfill sites by Earth Day, April 22, 2009.
    It takes 400 to 1,000 years for one ink cartridge to decompose in a
landfill. The STAPLES Million Cartridge Challenge is encouraging schools,
parents, businesses and consumers to drop off their ink and toner cartridges
to any STAPLES store in Canada between September 24, 2008 and Earth Day, 2009.
    "Many Canadians don't know what to do with their empty cartridges and now
STAPLES is offering the country an easy solution to a big problem," said Steve
Matyas, president of STAPLES Canada.
    "This challenge is a great way to help our environment. Collecting a
million cartridges is an ambitious goal, but we believe we can do it with the
help of all Canadians."
    The Million Cartridge Challenge is part of the retailer's corporate
giving program, community@work, and an expansion of their successful Recycle
for Education campaign, where the company donates funds generated through
recycling back to schools across Canada.
    You can find more information at

    About STAPLES

    Founded in Toronto in 1991, The Business Depot Ltd. is Canada's largest
supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business
services for the small business and home office customer. The company is an
everyday low price retailer. The chain operates stores in all provinces across
Canada under the banners STAPLES(R) Business Depot(TM) and Bureau en Gros(MC).
Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2008 Corporate Reputation Survey ranked
STAPLES Business Depot/Bureau en Gros number one among Canada's top 100
companies surveyed in Canada. The company has over 13,500 employees serving
customers through 300 office superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce.
STAPLES(R) Business Depot(TM)/ Bureau en Gros(MC) is committed to making
shopping easy by offering customers three ways to shop: online, by catalogue
and in-store.
    More information is available at www.

For further information:

For further information: Rachel Swiednicki, Public Relations Specialist,
STAPLES, (905) 737-1147 x. 2714,; Alessandra
Saccal, Public Relations Manager, STAPLES, (905) 737-1147 x. 2363,

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