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Commitment to the Environment

We are committed to improving our environment.
We have aggressively added to this range of products over the last five years and it now is approaching a thousand items. One of the main selection criterion for a new product in this catalogue was its environmental benefit. Check out page 4 & 5 of our current catalogue for our EPP product directory.



This is the fifth year that our catalogue cover has been printed on stock from Sustainable Forestry Management certified companies. This year, the inside pages are also FSC certified stock containing 10% post-consumer recycled material.

Since April of 2008, all Basics flyers have been printed on paper containing a minimum of 30% post consumer content, processed without elemental chlorine.

Early in 2007, we made a commitment to focus promotional activity on business machines that were Energy Star certified.


All of our dealers from coast to coast offer:
  • Toner cartridge pickup and recycling programs
  • Have set up internal paper (both sheet and cardboard) recycling and reuse programs
  • Now have gas reduction programs in place for their delivery truck fleets


We encourage our manufacturers to develop environmentally responsible products, to ensure that these products have reduced packaging and to create efficient manufacturing processes. By purchasing environmentally preferred products marked throughout the catalogue with our EPP flag, you can show our manufacturers how important these factors are in making your buying decisions.

We're Doing Our Part, So You Can Do Yours
  • Stand up for the Environment! Choose BASICS EPP (Environment Preferred Products)
  • Reduce Landfill! Use Basics cartridge return pick-ups and battery return programs
  • Refill Ink Cartridges Get your ink cartridges refilled @ Monarch Basics.
  • Consolidate your orders and deliveries! Fewer trucks and fewer miles means fewer emissions, plus time saved receiving multiple deliveries
  • All catalogues and flyers printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified papers
  • Reduce the environmental impact of printed materials - check out our online flyers and promotions
    • Sign up for our e-flyer
  • Choose Products that contain Post Consumer Waste