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TerraCycle launches 'green' products at OfficeMax


SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio OfficeMax has partnered with TerraCycle—an eco-capitalist company started up by 25-year-old entrepreneur and Princeton University dropout Tom Szaky—for a new line of "green" office products.

"OfficeMax is pleased to provide our customers with the environmentally responsible products that TerraCycle is pioneering," stated Ryan Vero, evp and chief merchandising officer for OfficeMax. "TerraCycle's unconventional manufacturing methods have led to some of the most progressive products in the market today. We are happy to be a part of TerraCycle's efforts to make a greener workspace."

TerraCycle manufactures and packages products entirely from waste and reduces the amount of garbage going to landfills. The new line with OfficeMax will be the company's first line of office products with items for kids and adults.

"At TerraCycle, we believe that OfficeMax is the ideal retailer for our products," said Szaky, ceo and founder. "They share our vision of making products from waste and supplying them to a mass audience without charging a premium. We are excited to help achieve that goal with the help of an industry leader like OfficeMax.

OfficeMax will feature seven new TerraCycle products, including innovative binders, pencil cases, trash cans and cleaners.

The TerraCycle Natural Cleaner line is packaged directly in used soda bottles and includes Natural All-Purpose, Natural Window and Natural Degreaser. The cleaners are all plant-based, non-toxic and biodegradable. The line of trash cans and recycling bins are made from 100% recycled plastic. The binders are made form 100% recycled cardboard covers and 90% recycled steel rings and come with the world's first return program for used binders. The pencil cases are made from used drink pouches, traditionally non-recyclable, that are collected by TerraCycle from school fundraisers.

OfficeMax and TerraCycle will continue to develop more recycled and environmentally-friendly products and are working together to raise sustainability concerns among consumers.

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