OfficeMax Grand & Toy and TerraCycle Launch Canada’s First K-Cup® Retailer Recycling Program
TORONTO — August 20, 2014 — OfficeMax Grand & Toy, an affiliate of global office products provider Office Depot, Inc., and TerraCycle Canada today announced the launch of the nation’s first K-Cup® Packs retailer recycling pilot program.
K-Cup® Packs have become one of OfficeMax Grand & Toy’s most popular coffee products due to their convenience. Until now, however, the coffee capsules have not been recyclable via retailers in Canada. OfficeMax Grand & Toy recognized this need and decided to partner with TerraCycle to offer a K-Cup® Pack recycling system to their customers. This is a pilot project for customers in Southern Ontario; if the pilot program is successful it will then roll out nationally.
“At OfficeMax Grand & Toy, we believe that each and every person has a responsibility to do their part to better the natural environments that we all share. In line with this philosophy, OfficeMax Grand & Toy embraces environmental responsibility across every facet of our business, and we foster it through unique, progressive programs such as this,” said Serguei Tchertok, Sustainability Manager, OfficeMax Grand & Toy. “We launched this program based on the stakeholder feedback that we received from our associates, suppliers and customers who have identified waste and recycling as our most important sustainability issue,” he added.
The recycling system will come in three different sizes, small, medium and large, and the cost of the boxes will be $52.99, $96.99, and $136.99, respectively. The price of the box includes the cost of recycling via TerraCycle and the prepaid shipping label. When the box is full, customers can ship the box directly to TerraCycle for processing.
“TerraCycle is thrilled that OfficeMax Grand & Toy has partnered to launch Canada’s first K-Cup® Packs retailer recycling program, said Nina Purewal General Manager, TerraCycle Canada. Their leadership in helping us eliminate waste speaks to their commitment to sustainability. We are excited to be able to offer a recycling solution to this waste steam to consumers.”
For more information or to purchase the recycling system, visit the OfficeMax Grand & Toy website: www.officemaxcanada.com/terracycle.
About OfficeMax Grand & Toy
OfficeMax Grand & Toy is a leading provider of workplace products and solutions serving business to business and retail customers in Canada for over 130 years. From the latest technology, interiors and furniture, everyday office supplies and facility resources to a wide range of print and document services, we provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.
A part of Office Depot family, the company has the expertise and consolidated product and supply chain leadership to provide customers big and small with a range of superior products and services across North America. Office Depot customers are served by approximately 66,000 associates in more than 2,200 retail stores globally, along with award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization.
TerraCycle, Inc. a Progressive Waste Solutions partner, takes difficult-to-recycle packaging and turns it into affordable & innovative products. Founded in 2001, TerraCycle is the world leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste. It repurposes the waste into sustainable, affordable building materials and consumer products that are available for purchase online. In 23 countries, the waste is collected through TerraCycle's Brigade® programs, which donate money to schools and non-profits for every piece of waste participants collect and return. To learn more, visit www.terracycle.ca .
Environics Communications, Inc. (for OfficeMax Grand & Toy)