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Why Choose EcoMax Products?

Working out what’s best for your business and best for the environment can be a challenge.

You may be trying to reduce your carbon footprint or reduce your waste to landfill. Whatever your sustainability goals are, we’re here to help.

EcoMax is our own classification, which we have applied to a selection of our products since 2005. EcoMax products have been selected because they meet one of our strict sustainable criteria.

Look out for EcoMax in the product filter options to help identify more sustainable or ethical products.

EcoMax Criteria


Sustainability Criteria Criteria Definition
EcoMax OfficeMax's own classification for eco-preferable products.
Recyclable Product The product itself contains at least 20% material that is recyclable in New Zealand.
Recycled Product The product itself contains 20% or more recycled material (post-consumer waste).
Environmental Certification The product or supplier has a recognised third party environmental certification.
Ethical Certification/Social Enterprise The creation of the product provides benefits for people in regards to fairtrade, social enterprise or sustainable development.
Carbon Reduction Certification The product is certified with a recognised third party carbon reduction certification such as carbonreduce, carbonzero or equivalent.
Reusable/Refillable (filter available soon) The product is specifically designed to be reusable and / or has readily available refill/return programmes operating in New Zealand.
Compostable (filter available soon) The product is either commercially or home compostable in New Zealand.
Recyclable Packaging (filter available soon) 20% or more of the product's packaging is recyclable in New Zealand.
Recycled Packaging (filter available soon) 20% or more of the product's packaging contains recycled material (post-consumer waste).

Read More About Our Sustainability Story

OfficeMax Sustainability Report

OfficeMax Sustainability

View our sustainability reports and learn more about the changes we are making.

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Discover the sustainable packaging options available for your business.

JDE temperature control packaging

JDE Case Study

We helped JDE with a sustainable solution for shipping their temperature-sensitive products.

NZ's First Plastic Free Copy Paper Wrap

NZ's First Plastic Free Copy Paper Wrap

Did you know that most copy paper wrap is not recyclable?

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