PSI: Pilot electronics take-back with Staples, Inc.

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Abstract:Staples, one of the largest national sellers of office products, partnered with the Product Stewardship Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to launch a program to measure the success of retail-based electronics recycling. As part of the pilot project, PSI collected valuable data on electronics entering the recycling system from business and retail customers, and identified cost-effective ways for retailers to participate in a national electronics recycling system. The ultimate project goal was to develop and test a sustainable business model for long-term electronics collection and recycling and to provide a model for other retailers to adopt a similar program. The Final Report and Executive Summary (available for download at the web site listed here) include project benefits, key lessons learned, and recommendations. The pilot was part of EPA's Plug-In to eCycling Project.


Source: Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), Inc.

Resource Type: Case study/success story

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