December 4, 2017
Worldwide Stationery News

California State University has implemented a program in conjunction with Staples Business Advantage that automatically substitutes office supplies with sustainable options where applicable. More details: The Daily Aztec

Fashion stationery retailer Smiggle is expected to surpass A$450 million (US342 million) by 2020, according to Solomon Lew, Chairman of Premier Investments. More details: SBS

US-based MRO supplier Grainger has opened a 1.3 million sq ft (130,000 sq m) state-of-the-art facility in Bordentown Township (NJ). The new distribution centre stocks over 300,000 items to service customers in the Northeast. More details: Grainger

China-based procurement platform EasyPnP has formed a joint venture with Onelinkplus, an online provider of supply chain, financial, and other value-added services. The agreement will provide procurement services including printed materials, gifts, office supplies, office furniture, and packaging supplies. More details: EasyPnP

Document management firm Iron Mountain has announced its Secure eWaste and IT Asset Disposition (SITAD) services have been added to the US General Services Administration Office, Imaging and Document Solutions Schedule 36 contract. More details: Iron Mountain

The European Union has said it wants to send £89 million ($120 million) in aid to foreign armies to purchase items such as stationery, furniture and sports facilities. More details: Express

Japanese business supplies reseller Askul has committed to transition to electric vehicles and 100% renewable power by 2030. It is the first business worldwide to sign up to both The Climate Group’s EV100 and RE100 campaigns simultaneously. More details: The Climate Group

The Australian OP industry turned out in force recently for annual Christmas charity lunch, organised by the Australian Office Products Charitable Fund. The event attracted more than 230 attendees with a A$50,000 donation going to the Mirabel Foundation – the only organisation in the country specifically addressing the needs of children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental drug use. More details: Stationery News

WWF has announced the results of the Environmental Paper Company Index 2017, a tool to promote transparency and continual improvement in the global pulp, paper and packaging sector. More details: WWF

And finally…

Japanese lifestyle brand Muji has unveiled the Tokyo Pen Pixel art installation. The art work depicting the Tokyo Tower was created with a total of total of 37,968 Muji pens. More details: Muji (in Japanese)

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