Proud to Be bullfrogpowered

Through our partnership with Bullfrog Power, Bullfrog injects clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of energy our facilities use on an annual basis.

Our partnership with Bullfrog demonstrates our commitment to reducing our environmental impact and aligns with our ISO 14001 Corporate Registration.

Below is an infographic on our cumulative green energy purchase over the course of our partnership with Bullfrog to date along with the emissions reductions associated with this and some equivalencies to help illustrate what they mean.

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Eway.ca is now bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity!

The last time you placed an order on eway.ca, did you happen to notice the little green frog at the bottom of the page?

bullfrogpower_logo_jpegWe’re excited to announce the expansion of our partnership with Bullfrog Power—our e-commerce services are now bullfrog powered with 100% clean, green electricity! At Staples Business Advantage, we strive to minimize our environmental impact on the planet and the communities we serve. Expanding our partnership to green power our e-commerce site means that every order you place online through Staples Business Advantage just got a little bit greener!

Staples Business Advantage and Staples Canada have proudly partnered with Bullfrog Power to choose clean, renewable energy for our business since 2013. Through this partnership, we’ve been able to reduce the carbon emissions footprint of our organization and help support new, renewable energy projects across Canada.

To learn more about how Bullfrog Power is helping Canadian businesses like us reduce their environmental footprints, visit bullfrogpower.com.

Recycling Pays

For businesses, recycling pays. Investing in a recycling program helps protect the environment, your people and your budget.

About 80% of what we throw away is recyclable.
And there’s more to recycling than paper and aluminum cans. Making simple changes to your business culture and recycling procedures can have a long-term positive impact on the environment – and your budget.

Easy solutions.
Install energy-efficient lamps that cost less to operate, shop tech waste and batteries to a nearby recycling centre, and put up signage at your facility that lets employees know where to put their trash. By taking these steps, you can help reduce energy consumption and lower trash-removal costs.

Improving company culture.
Employees prefer to work for companies with strong corporate responsibility programs, which include environmental consciousness. Turnover costs are reduced because these employees tend to stay with their companies longer and are happier with senior management when compared to their peers at companies with weaker cultures of corporate responsibility.

Recycling spotlight.
There are many different options when it comes to recycling. With so many different ways to help save the planet, companies need to create an eco-conscious culture.

By implementing these ideas, you can have a more planet-friendly workplace:

  • Recycling kits for batteries, electronics, lightbulbs and light tubes
  • Printer toner cartridge recycling
  • Waste receptacles
  • Recycling containers

Did you know?
In 2009 Canada produced 777kilograms of garbage per citizen*.
*Source: CBC News Article: Canadian produce more garbage than anyone else.

Looking for environmentally friendly and eco-concious alternatives? Shop green solutions and make alternative choices happen on eway.ca.

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Mission: Sustainability

As every facility manager knows, offices go through a lot of paper, from paper towels and facial tissue to bathroom tissue and napkins. This presents the perfect opportunity to buy products that support their companies’ overall sustainability missions while saving money.
Here are factors to consider when stocking up on sustainable paper for the bathroom and the breakroom:

Pre-and post-consumer content.
Many products are made with pre-consumer recycled content, utilizing wood scraps and other wood waste from manufacturing plants. Look instead for labels that indicate the levels of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content which is salvaged and recycled from used and discarded products like magazines and office paper.

Production without pollution.
In the case of recycled paper products, processed chlorine free (PCF) products contain recycled content produced without elemental chlorine or chlorine derivatives. These processes cut down on chemicals and pollution formed as a by-product of paper production.

Dispensing system.
Making your facilities eco-friendly is more than changing what you use, it can also mean changing how you use it. Save money and wasted product by installing dispensing systems that dispense a set amount of paper product.

Additional benefits.
In addition to saving resources and cutting down waste and pollution, the right paper products and dispensing systems can minimize germs and contamination and deliver significant cost-in-use savings

Did you know?
Not all green and recycled paper products are created equally, and just because a product is “recycled” doesn’t mean it’s the most sustainable option. Look for products with significant amounts of PCR content.

Schedule a site visit.
Staples Advantage Facility Specialists can provide you with the information, advice and products you need to put your eco-conscious paper program into action.

Call your Account Manager today for more information or shop our Eco-Friendly products selection on Eway.ca.

 

Making Sustainability Happen

At Staples Advantage, we strive to minimize our environmental impact on the planet and the communities we serve. So we are proud to share that since April 2013, our partnership with Bullfrog power has allowed us to greatly reduce our environmental footprint.

The Staples Advantage Canada head office is proud to be Bullfrog Powered with sustainable and clean electricity. Since partnering with the clean energy provider in 2013, Staples Canada has purchased 21,930 MWh of green electricity for Staples and Staples Advantage Canada head offices, 10 Staples stores and 4 Print & Copy production centres, displacing more than 4,870 tonnes of carbon emissions!

Below is an infographic on our cumulative green energy purchase over the course of our partnership with Bullfrog to date along with the emissions reductions associated with this and some equivalencies to help illustrate what they mean.

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To find out more about our sustainable and green initiatives, visit staplesadvantage.ca.

Camping With Staples Advantage

Here at Staples Advantage we take great pride in our sustainability initiatives and recycling programs – so we were thrilled when one of our empty paper boxes had been reused and upcycled into a camping oven to make cookies and pizza at a Girl Guides camp in Ontario!  Stephanie DeFazio, Non-Stock Procurement Manager at Staples Advantage (as seen below) shows us how it’s done!

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  • Line the box, including lid with aluminum foil (shiny side out)
  • Place a pie plate with hot charcoal briquettes in the middle of the box, and place 4 empty pop cans in each corner of the box (one per corner)
  • Place a wire cooking rack to sit on top of the cans
  • Place a baking sheet on top of the wire rack and close the lid

25 minutes later – everyone is enjoying freshly baked pizza and cookies!

Just a reminder to never leave cooking unattended and always ensure to provide adult supervision when kids are involved.

Go Green with Evergreen

Greener work places create greener learning spaces

How do your office product choices help create outdoor learning spaces? Filling your office with green supplies from our list of Eco Friendly products helps give kids more outdoor classrooms!

Staples Advantage is proud to partner with Evergreen for the fourth consecutive year. From April 22nd to July 30th, every $100 purchase of Eco Friendly products on eway.ca will help build outdoor classrooms with Evergreen. The money raised goes to Evergreen’s school greening program which helps schools create dynamic outdoor classrooms that provide students with a healthy place to play and learn.

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(Photos by Roseanne Berry)

Evergreen is one of Canada’s leading funders of community and school greening projects. The Evergreen Learning Grounds program helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature. Since the program began in 2000, it has provided funds to over 3,000 schools from coast to coast, providing countless opportunities for students to engage with nature on their school grounds.

Explore our great selection of green products, from toner to cleaning supplies you’ll find everything you need for a more sustainable business.