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Staples launches green office makeover contest


FRAMINGHAM, Mass. Staples announced that it is working with to launch a program that will help small businesses become more eco-responsible.

Through an online contest located at, U.S. small business owners and others can enter the "Green Your Small Business Challenge" by submitting a 100-word essay on how and why they would make their office more sustainable. Qualifying entries must be submitted between May 5 and June 4.


Entrepreneur.comwill select the three top submissions, awarding the grand-prize winner with a $10,000 green office makeover (through a Staples gift pack) and a spotlight in an online feature themed "How to Take Your Business Green" in August. The second-place winner will receive a $2,000 Staples gift pack and the third-place winner will receive a $1,000 Staples gift pack. S


"Staples strives to make it easy for small business owners to make their workplace more sustainable by offering unique, useful and affordable eco-conscious products like our Sustainable Earth by Staples notebooks and pads made from 80 percent sugarcane waste, to the Staples Verdesol chair, featuring fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles," said David D'Angelo, SVP Staples Brands Group. "This initiative with is a great opportunity for Staples to provide the winners with the products and tools they need to make a difference and have a positive impact on the environment."

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