Staples says it reaches sustainability milestone

Staples Inc., the Framingham-based office supply giant, said in a Monday press release that it has now recycled 350 million ink and toner cartridges since 2005.

Through this program, Staples said it has recycled 182 million pounds of plastics and metals, “roughly the equivalent weight of an aircraft carrier or 400 times the Statue of Liberty.”

With Staples’ ink and toner cartridge recycling program, customers receive $2 back in Staples Rewards per recycled cartridge, with a limit of 10 per month.

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In a statement, Mark Buckley, Staples vice president of environmental affairs, said: “As the largest retail recycler of ink and toner in North America, Staples is thrilled to be the first to reach this milestone, as we help customers reduce their environmental footprint and save money at the same time. Staples makes it easy to find replacement ink and toner, with fast, free delivery on and knowledgeable associates to assist with in-store purchases.”