FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., announced its new Sustainable Earth by Staples janitorial paper products and compostable kitchen items including cups, plates and cutlery. According to the company, the products were developed using renewable resources, such as plant-based plastics and sugarcane, as well as recycled fiber and post-consumer content. By using innovative materials, these products have earned leading environmental certifications byGreen Seal and Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).
"Organizations are looking for simple ways to make their offices more sustainable," said Lisa Hamblet, vice president for the facility solutions and services business of Staples Advantage. "With our Sustainable Earth by Staples line, companies now have the ability to conveniently and cost-effectively purchase environmentally-preferable kitchen and paper products that perform as well as traditional alternatives, yet have less of an impact on the environment. We believe small and easy changes can add up to a better environmental impact for businesses and the planet."
Highlights of the Sustainable Earth by Staples kitchen products include:
Compostable cups and lids - Created for both hot and cold beverages, these cups and lids are made from corn-based materials and all components are 100% compostable.
Compostable cutlery - These durable forks, knives and spoons, which complement the Sustainable Earth compostable plates and bowls previously available, are made from sugar cane and are microwave-safe.
The Sustainable Earth by Staples janitorial paper products include:
Napkins - These offer a minimum of 60 percent post consumer recycled content and are whitened without chlorine bleach.
Hard roll paper towels - Designed for drying hands or cleaning messes, these towels offer a minimum of 80% post consumer recycled content.
Bath tissues, jumbo roll bath tissues and facial tissues - No dyes or fragrances have been added to these tissues. The bath tissues are also Green Seal certified.