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Eco-Friendly Products & Environmental Responsibility

How Miller's is reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment.

Wetlands at Miller's facility

Facility

When we built a new distribution center in 2006, we donated eight of the eleven acres to Fairfax County as permanent wetlands.

Additionally we:

  • Support and facilitate a program that urges carpooling by employees whenever possible.
  • Promote careful regulation of internal temperature and water heater settings.
  • Promote turning off lights when they are not needed and have installed skylights throughout the facility.

Delivery

Miller's uses low-emission diesel engines in all delivery trucks.

Additionally we:

  • Follow delivery procedures and use route optimization software designed to maximize distribution while reducing overall fuel consumption.
  • Support programs designed to encourage our customers to combine orders, reducing the number of deliveries.
  • Use recycled and biodegradable packaging materials whenever possible.

Recycling

Our drivers pick up all empty toner and inkjet cartridges from our customers, without a return authorization, for recycling. We also pick up corrugated cardboard.

Last year we recycled:

  • 85,000-lbs of cardboard
  • 8,000-lbs of paper
  • 11,500-lbs of plastic
  • 46,000-lbs of catalogs
  • 12,819 cartridges

Product Offerings

To make it easier for you to choose, Miller's catalog shows which products contain recycled material and which contain at least 30% post-consumer recycled content. We also offer 92 GE brightness, white, acid-free paper for copiers and printers that is made from 100% recycled, post-consumer content. Our offerings include more than 3,600 products made from recycled materials, and more than 1,000 environmentally friendly products such as non-toxic cleaning supplies and biodegradable dinnerware.

We also offer both organic and Fair Trade coffees.