Office Solutions Wraps Up Another Year as a WRAP Award Winner

The state of California awards Office Solutions for the 4th year for their environmentally friendly
business strategies and enhanced recycling efforts.

For more information contact:
Lauren Michelle, (714) 692-7412 ext. 281

YORBA LINDA, CA (December 19, 2011) — Office Solutions, Southern California’s
largest independent commercial office product and furniture supplier, announced today that
they were awarded the 2011 Waste Reduction Award, its fourth year in a row, by the
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Established in
1993 the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) provides an opportunity for California
businesses and nonprofit organizations to gain public recognition for their outstanding waste
reduction efforts. Other 2011 winners include Hewlett Packard, Intel, Yahoo, Apple Inc.,
and Jet Propulsion Laboratories.

WRAP 2011 award honorees receive certificates and have the authority to use the WRAP winner logo. The logo is authorized to be used on products, advertising and business websites to show that the State applauds their efforts to reduce waste.

Office Solutions, having recycled over 1,134,489 lbs. of waste, has proven to be a sustainability pioneer. Being a fourth year WRAP award winner, Office Solutions has maintained and shown their dedication to the conservation of used resources. Started in 1984, Office Solutions has developed and maintained an internal recycling program. To continue their push towards best green practices this internal “Lean Green” program became a complimentary service to its clients. “I see the award as affirmation of our company-wide efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen,” said Office Solutions President and co-founder,
Bob Mairena. “Our environmental efforts are more rewarding because it encourages our customers to put in place their own recycling programs,” Mairena concluded. To date more than 300 companies have signed up with the “Lean Green” program.

Office Solutions strives to be a standout leader among the office supply industry, and has created company-wide initiatives to build up their “Lean Green” campaign.

  • Monthly “Green” newsletters, statistics, tips and eco-friendly product
    information are posted on the Office Solutions website and through social media
    channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • A step-by-step “Lean Green” program was developed to aid customers in
    launching their own recycling programs. Recycling basics, green product catalogs,
    sustainability statement templates and environmental impact worksheets are a
    just a few of the items featured within this program.
  • Client site based recycling receptacles with free pick-up of paper, electronics,
    cardboard, batteries, scrap metal and more helps encourage customers to endorse
    the Office Solutions’ waste reduction business model.

With new state legislation requiring business to be accountable for their waste, starting July
1st, 2012, Office Solutions is now making it a new mission to show businesses how to
comply with state regulations utilizing the “Lean Green” program.

Office Solutions, the largest independent commercial office and technology supplier in
Southern California, services national corporate accounts throughout the United States with
next-day service along with offering the most advanced procurement systems in the industry.
Office Solutions is continually recognized in the Orange County Business Journal as one of
the top 25 Orange County woman-owned businesses as well as being in the top Orange
County minority-owned businesses. The company has also been acknowledged for
encouraging employees to share their time and resources with local charities such as Festival
for Children, City of Hope, META and numerous other local organizations.

Office Solutions strives to create a spirit of creativity and teamwork, as well as a commitment
to exceptional customer service.


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