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 Delivery Service Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold Joins Office Depot’s GreenerOffice™ 

Annapolis, Maryland (August 19, 2011) - County Executive John R. Leopold announced today participation in Office Depot’s new GreenerOffice™ Delivery Service.  Office Depot will soon be delivering orders in recycled paper bags instead of a corrugated-cardboard box.

“This is a small and simple change in Office Depot’s delivery system that will have a great environmental impact,” said Mr. Leopold.  I applaud Office Depot’s commitment to reduce their impact on the ecosystem by championing this environmentally friendly delivery option and I am pleased that the County is partnering in this effort.”

For years Office Depot has used millions of cardboard boxes and plastic air pillows for delivering office supplies.  Beginning in the next few weeks the County will receive office supplies in a recycled paper bag which can be reused or recycled again. This method of delivery is not only convenient to the customer - no boxes to open, no air pillows to deal with and no cardboard to handle and dispose of after receipt, but will also make a significant environmental impact  by substantially reducing waste for Anne Arundel County.

Office Depot plans to switch approximately 5 million boxes with bags in the initial 12 months.  That translates to replacing approximately 4.5 million pounds of cardboard boxes (average 0.95 lbs per box) with about 0.9 million pounds of paper, helping to reduce the need for more than 3.5 million pounds of wood-based resources (or over 20,000 trees).  To learn more Office Depot’s GreenerOffice™ Delivery Program visit www.officedepot.com/godelivery.

 


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