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Our eco-product range

Our eco-product range

An Easy on the Planet product comes from suppliers that have signed Staples Code of Conduct. The product doesn’t contain any substances on REACH Candidate list - Substances of Very High Concern. A product is considered Easy on the Planet if it has one or more of the following certifications:

Also, a product may qualify for Easy on the Planet if it meets one or more of the following criteria specific to product category:

Coloured Paper:

  • Contains at least 30% post-consumer recycled content

Notebooks, Writing Pads and Calendars:

  • Cardboard covers consist of at least 50% post-consumer recycled content
  • Plastic cover consists of Polypropylene and at least 50% post-consumer recycled content
  • Does not contain animal skin in any part of the product
  • The paper (pages and cover) comes from Forest Stewardship Council or Programme (FSC) for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) certified forests or consist of at least 30% post-consumer recycled content and paper contents are recyclable (including type of ink)

Labels, Printing and Forms:

  • Contains at least 30% post-consumer recycled content and the bleaching process is chlorine-free (PCF), completely chlorine-free (TCF) or free of chlorine gas (ECF) and has glue made of bio-based substances

Filing and Storage:

  • Paper: Contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content. If the paper product contains other materials the below is also applicable
  • Other material: Contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content or is fossil fuel plastic free and made from a bio-based material

Desk Accessories, Conference and Presentation Products:

  • Paper: Contains at least 30% post-consumer recycled content
  • Non-Paper: Contains at least 20% post-consumer recycled content or 40% total recycled content
  • Lanyards: 100% post-consumer recycled content excluding metal material or 100% bio-based material excluding metal material

Writing Instruments and Drafting Supplies:

  • Pens: Contains at least 50% post-consumer recycled content or bio-based material of at least 40%. The pens are refillable
  • Pencils: Contains at least 50% post-consumer recycled content and are, if applicable, refillable
  • Markers and highlighters: Contains at least 50% post-consumer recycled content and are refillable
  • Correction Products and Drafting Supplies: Contains at least 50% post-consumer recycled content

Other Office Essentials and Post Room Supplies:

  • Tape dispenser, scissors, staplers, hole punches and office clips: Contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content or made out of at least 40% bio-based material
  • Adhesive/Glue: Contains over 90% of bio-based material and contains no solvents
  • Envelopes (non padded): Contains at least 20% post-consumer recycled content
  • Shipping, packaging supplies and void filling: Contains at least 30% post-consumer recycled content and are fossil fuel plastic free and/or made out of bio-based material

Technology Products:

  • Business machines: Are remanufactured, second hand or solar powered
  • Batteries: Are rechargeable and made out of at least 4% of post-consumer recycled material
  • Computer accessories: Contains at least 50% post-consumer recycled content or are biodegradable in accordance to DIN EN 13432

Ink, Toner and Ribbons:

  • Are remanufactured or contains at least 50% post-consumer recycled content

Lunch and Breakroom:

  • Hand paper towels: Contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and processed chlorine-free (PCF)
  • Disposables and associated packaging: Are fossil fuel plastic free, made out of bio-based materials and / or compostable in accordance to DIN EN 13432
  • Lunch boxes/bags and reusable lunch items: Are made out of 100% bio-based material
  • Food and freezer bags: Contains at least 75% bio-based material 
  • Reusable bottles excluding lid: Contains 100% post-consumer recycled material or 100% bio-based material
  • Others: Contains at least 30% post-consumer recycled content

Facilities:

  • Toilet tissue: Contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and processed chlorine-free (PCF)
  • Hygiene and cleaning products: Are phosphate free and 100% biodegradable ingredients in accordance to DIN EN 13432
  • Bags, containers, waste bags: Contains at least 90% post-consumer recycled content or at least 75% bio-based material
  • Other articles: Contains at least 50% of post-consumer recycled content and are plastic free, regardless of type of plastic

Business Cases and Accessories:

  • Contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content

Reusable Carrying Bags

  • Cotton: At least 50% Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) or at least 50% recycled material according to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS Standard) or Recycled Claim Standard 100 (RCS 100)
  • Other material: Contains at least 95% total recycled material or at least 75% bio-based material

Business Interiors and Furniture:

  • Chairs and tables: Contains at least 30% post-consumer recycled content or are remanufactured or second hand
  • Chair and standing desk mats: Contains at least 50% post-consumer recycled content or are remanufactured or second hand
  • Other: Must contain at least 50% post-consumer recycled content or are remanufactured or second hand

Textile Products, Profile and Work Wear:

  • Polyester: At least 50% post-consumer recycled material according to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) or Recycled Claim Standard 100 (RCS 100)
  • Cotton: At least 50% Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) or at least 50% recycled material

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Disposables are biodegradable in accordance to DIN EN 13432 or contains at least 85% bio-based material

Outdoor Products:

  • Umbrella: Textile parts 100% post-consumer recycled content
  • Ponchos: Biodegradable in accordance to DIN EN 13432

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