Staples Canada has opened online registration for their Recycle For Education program, which recycles used ink/toner cartridges, then donates funds back to participating schools.
"We want students to not have to worry about supplies – we realize schools are on tight budgets and can use the help," saysSteve Matyas, president of Staples Canada. The Recycle For Education program is easy; used cartridges can be dropped off into specially marked recycling bins at any of the more than 320 stores in Canada.
Money is donated to elementary and high schools registered with the program and any publicly funded elementary and secondary schools is welcome to sign up.
To be eligible, schools are asked to register with the program at www.staples.ca/recycleforeducation, between September 1 and December 31, 2010. Funds raised from the previous year will be distributed in May 2011, in the form of a Staples gift card, to participating schools.