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We’ve been planet-passionate for over 20 years, sparking solutions for a greener future. Staples is an organization that is committed to reducing our environmental impact as leaders in sustainability and Eco-responsibility.

Supporting the communities that we live and work in provides solutions that protect our natural resources and our planet. We champion a stance that both our Associates and communities are proud of.

As The Working and Learning Company, we help Canadians make sustainable choices through partnerships, education, products, and services. Together we are working towards reducing our environmental footprint in Canada.

Staples Canada promotes several products and programs that support its goals to be a part of a greener future.

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Bullfrog Power × Staples Canada

Our renewable energy solutions power our sustainability goals.

The Working and Learning Company's Solutionshop, Staples Studio co-working locations, and production centres are bullfrogpowered® with 100% clean, renewable electricity. As a result, Staples Canada is now the #1 Retailer for Bullfrog Power in Canada. Through this partnership, Staples Canada is reducing its environmental impact and helping to support the development of Bullfrog Power's green energy projects in Canada. For more information on Bullfrog Power, please visit bullfrogpower.com

Batteries

Take charge and recycle used batteries.

Staples Canada partners with Call2Recycle to collect used batteries (rechargeable and alkaline) from all store locations and its Home Office for recycling. The partnership began in 2004, and to date, over 1 million kilograms of used household batteries have been collected and safely recycled through the program.

Ink + Toner

Start printing a greener future.

Every year over 300 million ink cartridges are improperly discarded and end up in North American landfills. Staples Canada encourages schools across the country to participate in its School Ink Recycling Program by signing up to receive a free ink cartridge collection bin. Click Here for details and to register for your free ink bin.

Electronics

The power is in your hands, don’t let it go to waste.

Staples Canada and its national electronics recycling partner eCycle Solutions take back end-of-life electronics at all retail locations. Recyclable items accepted include cell phones, computers, computer parts, small appliances and more. To date, Staples Canada has collected 20.5 million kilograms of e-waste for recycling through its electronics recycling program.

Staples Canada is an authorized e-waste provider site through the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) nationally.

Writing Tools

Make the write choice and recycle your old writing instruments.

In 2012, Staples Canada launched a writing instrument recycling program in partnership with Terracycle. Customers are encouraged to drop off used writing instruments at local stores, such as pens, pencils, markers, and highlighters, which are sent to Terracycle for recycling. To date, Staples Canada has successfully diverted over 6M writing instruments from landfills.

Shredding

Let’s protect your privacy while protecting the planet.

Staples Canada has partnered with Iron Mountain to provide its customers with secure shredding services. Our shredding services are committed to protecting the environment as much as it is to protecting your privacy. All shredded materials are recycled to minimize waste, pollution, and impact on our natural resources.

kilograms of waste has been recycled since 2020


Community programs that support the environment.

Staples Canada proudly supports organizations committed to preserving and protecting the environment. Partnering and sponsoring organizations allows us to maintain strong community relations and support important initiatives at Staples. In addition, we operate various in-house community and environmental programs.

Our eco-responsible products and packaging.

We aim to continuously support Eco-Responsibility at Staples by offering a broad selection of environmentally responsible products sourced from a dynamic network of like-minded vendors. Our products are certified by various organizations, including Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainability Forestry Initiative, Rainforest Alliance, EcoLogo, and Energy Star, among others.

Our own brand products are created with the health of people and the planet in mind, including recycled paper towels, reusable cups, reusable food and beverage containers, and high-quality ink + toner made from remanufactured parts.

Our eco-friendly products are classified internally into two categories: Eco-Level 1, products with 40%+ recycled content, and Eco-Level 2, those with less than 40% recycled content. We offer over 2500 products in-store and many more online through staples.ca and staples professional within these two categories.

Goals for a greener future.

Our goal is to reduce our environmental impact through the following key pillars:

Continuously improve waste diversion and increase recycling.
Recycling and waste diversion by leveraging the scale of our national network of 300+ stores and our fleet.

  • Target 13,500 Metric Tonnes in electronic recycling by 2025
  • Target 8M units in recycling writing tools by 2025
  • Target 8.5M units in ink & toner by 2025
  • Target 500,000KG in battery & cell phone recycling by 2025

Maximize Energy Efficiency
Bullfrog Power will be powering all Solution Shop and Hub facilities, Studio locations, and Staples Professional HQ E-commerce platform in Canada, supporting the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

  • Achieve our first 100% Bullfrogpowered store in 2021
  • All buildings to be LED interior and exterior by 2025
  • Reduce NG and electricity by 10% for 2025 from our current baseline through constant commissioning.