Staples introduces its first free backpack and school-supply recycling, in partnership with Close The Loop. They’ve expanded their extensive recycling program to include backpacks and a variety of school supplies, solidifying their commitment to sustainability and customer convenience.  

The best part? You can earn $10 off $30 in-store when you recycle – perfect for checking off your back-to-school shopping list later this summer. 

Backpack and School Supply Recycling Program  

  • What is it:   
    • Staples just introduced its first backpack and school supply recycling program, adding to the list of already expansive products accepted within their free recycling program 
    • In partnership with Close The Loop, Staples is one of the only retailers in America where you can recycle your backpacks and school supplies for free, making a significant impact on our environment. 
  • Products accepted for free backpack and school-supply recycling:
    • Backpacks
    • Lunch bags
    • Pencil pouches (soft and hard case)
    • Writing instruments (pens, markers, pencils, crayons, highlighters)
    • Rulers and similar items (protractors, triangles, etc. – wood, plastic, metal)
    • Glue sticks and empty glue bottles
    • Tech (calculators, headphones, ear buds, cables, USBs, etc.)
    • Binders (regular and zipper – paper must be removed)
    • ** Sharp cutting instruments and other like items (i.e., scissors, Xacto knives) are NOT included   
  • Exclusive recycling offers   
    • Staples will reward customers with same day $10 off $30 in-store coupon when they recycle their backpacks and school supplies.  
    • Staples Easy Rewards members can also earn points each month by recycling for free. Check the app for special offers each week and make sure to scan your Easy Rewards when recycling to earn your exclusive points.  
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