NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced a new delivery program that reuses and recycles boxes it uses for deliveries to business customers. The new program – Boomerang Box™ by OfficeMax – is projected to reduce box consumption by 80 percent among participating businesses.
Boomerang Box by OfficeMax launches this month in Seattle, and will expand nationwide in the second half of 2012. Business participation in the program is free and voluntary for all customers nationwide that are served through OfficeMax's delivery fleet. The program is also designed for easy use to encourage widespread adoption.
"Every business wants to support more environmentally sustainable practices," said Sue Mills, director, environmental practices at OfficeMax. "With Boomerang Box we're giving customers an easy, no-cost way to help do that."
Bringing Delivery Full-CircleBusinesses that participate in the Boomerang Box program will have their office supplies delivered by OfficeMax in reusable, stackable delivery boxes that are made from a minimum of 50 percent post-consumer content. Customers need only to save and stack the boxes for OfficeMax's fleet to pickup with the next order delivery. The cycle continues until the boxes can no longer be reused. Then, OfficeMax will recover the boxes for recycling. SmartWay® Transport Partnership The new reusable delivery box program is just one of many ways that OfficeMax acts to reduce its overall environmental footprint, and help its customers do the same. OfficeMax also recently received re-certification to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership for the fourth consecutive year. The SmartWay Transport Partnership certification recognizes OfficeMax's commitment to reducing its environmental impact by using clean operating vehicles and fuels that improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its delivery network. "OfficeMax is committed to supplying our products and services in a manner that reduces our carbon footprint," said Larry Hartley, senior vice president, supply chain at OfficeMax. "Responsible environmental stewardship is a component of our success as a company." OfficeMax's Environmental Policy OfficeMax is committed to minimizing the adverse environmental impacts of our operations and products in a manner responsive to the needs of our customers, shareholders, associates, suppliers, the communities in which we operate, and the public. To view our Environmental Policy, please visit http://about.officemax.com/html/officemax_environmental_policy.shtml. About OfficeMax OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home. The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through e-commerce, more than 900 stores, direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit www.officemax.com. All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. OfficeMax Media Contact Nicole Miller630.864.6069 SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated