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Sustainable development with Bic & Staples

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BIC® is proud to support Staples Sustainable Development Strategy. Since years both companies have always been innovative and active leaders on SD topics having regular contacts and sharing initiatives.

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BIC® products are available across 160 countries. Consumers chose to buy, every day, 44 million of BIC® products (24 million for stationery). In Europe, 94% of BIC® products sold is manufactured in Europe.

BIC® has adopted a global approach to sustainable development encompassing all of its operations and affecting all of the following key areas: products, production facilities, recycling solutions, responsibility to our customers and consumers, social responsibility and societal responsibility.

Regarding products, right from the start, most of BIC® products are designed and made with “just what’s necessary” in terms of raw materials, leaving out anything that is superfluous. On top of their lightweight, BIC® products have a long performance life, and everyone can afford them.

To ease consumer life, BIC implement a strategy of eco-labelling and was the first manufacturer of writing instruments to earn the NF Environnement certification, France’s official ecological label.

In 2011 BIC® and recycling company TerraCycle have launch in several European countries the 1st program for collecting and recycling used writing instrument. BIC®  Terraycle is a voluntary programme, free of charge, perfect for end users who want to recycle in their offices… Whatever the brand, your pen can be collected and recycled!

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