Office Depot Tote Program

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The Tote Program is the result of an ongoing partnership between Procurement Services, the Office of Sustainability, and Office Depot. The thousands of cardboard boxes and plastic air pillows made unnecessary by the totes will reduce campus-related carbon dioxide emissions by 53 metric tons annually, the equivalent of 5,500 gallons of gasoline. 

Most Office Depot orders will soon be delivered to campus box-free. Instead of being encased in corrugated cardboard and plastic packing materials, they will arrive at their destinations in brown paper shopping bags that have been shipped inside reusable green plastic bins called totes. This innovative program, only the second of its kind nationwide, will save 9.6 tons of cardboard and plastic annually.

The thousands of cardboard boxes and plastic air pillows made unnecessary by the totes will reduce campus-related carbon dioxide emissions by 53 metric tons annually, the equivalent of 5,500 gallons of gasoline.