We offer a variety of products with environmental features for every part of your office. Check them out throughout the site, or view some that we've featured below.
Contains post-consumer and/or pre-consumer recycled content.
Products with features such as solar powered, PVC free, rechargeable, refillable, or made with rapidly renewable materials.
Products that meet Staples® criteria for advanced environmental performance, including one or more of the following:
Products meet one or more third-party environmental standards or certifications. Learn more in our eco-terms glossary.
Below is a glossary of the most prevalent environmental features that appear in our product assortment. Staples considers the following environmental features as more advanced and therefore they qualify for the eco-conscious filter on our staples.com® shopping pages: 30% or more post-consumer recycled content; Remanufactured; Certified/verified to Forest Stewardship Council™; Green Seal™; EPA Safer Choice; ENERGY STAR®; EPEAT; BPI compostable; USDA Organic; Rainforest Alliance™; Fair Trade™; level®; Cradle to Cradle®; 30% or more bio-based plastics or agricultural residues.
Scientifically certified as safe for humans by ACMI.
Bio-based products are made with renewable alternatives (e.g., corn-based plastics) and rapidly renewable products include agricultural residues as well as crops like bamboo, cork, wheat straw, sugar cane waste, etc.
Certification that products meet ASTM D6400 or D6868 standards for biodegradability when composted.
Certifies products to four levels (basic, silver, gold, platinum) based on product life cycle eco impacts.
UL ECOLOGO sets standards and certifies products that are eco-preferable across the entire product life cycle.
Supplier verifies that product meets EPA standards for recycled content in products.
Product has been qualified as meeting U.S. EPA and Department of Energy standards for energy efficiency.
U.S. EPA Safer Choice program identifies commercial cleaning and maintenance products with improved environmental and human health characteristics.
EPEAT qualifies computers and displays, imaging equipment, and TVs to three levels (bronze, silver, gold) based on design.
Certified products/companies must buy from certified farms and organizations, pay Fair Trade prices and premiums and submit to rigorous supply chain audits.
FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Furniture certified to reduce indoor air pollution from product off-gassing.
Green Seal certifies products that are holistically designed to be environmentally responsible, including commercial and industrial cleaning products and copy and print paper.
Furniture certified to meet strict standards for reduced indoor air pollution.
Certifies conformance to the ANSI/BIFMA e3 furniture sustainability standard. Products are certified to the levels 1, 2 or 3.
Product meets comprehensive standards that protect the environment and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities.
Recycled content is defined as material that has been diverted and recovered from the waste stream. Post-consumer is the portion coming from end consumers. Recycled content does not include manufacturing scraps typically reused in a production process.
Product that has been used, refurbished as needed, and offered for resale.
SFI is a program to certify that paper and wood products come from forests managed to protect the environment.
We offer more than 12,000 recycled and eco-certified products for our customers.
Learn more about our sustainability goals and solutions.