Paper and supplies
This 20-pound copy paper contains 30 percent post-consumer recycled content. It's also elemental chlorine-free. That means while the manufacturer doesn’t use elemental chlorine to bleach it, chlorine derivatives are used, which can be harmful to humans and wildlife.
Office Depot’s green brand of 8 1/2-inch x 11-inch copy paper uses no new trees, it’s made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled content and is FSC-certified. It’s also bleached processed chlorine-free.
This Staples brand copy paper is processed without using chlorine or chlorine compounds and is made with 100 percent post-consumer content. The paper is FSC-certified and endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance.
This FSC-certified and Green Seal-certified, 8 1/2-inch x 11-inch business stationery is made with renewable wind-generated electricity. The contents come from 100 percent post-consumer material.
This 192-page notebook’s pages are made from 30 percent post-consumer recycled content. It measures 9-1/4 inches x 7-1/4 inches. Special binding allows notebook to lay flat when open.
Not the typical tame office fare, these folders from Canada-based ecojot are too green not to mention. Made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, they are chlorine-free and use vegetable-based inks.
These “mottled tan” mailers are made of 50 percent recycled material, but more importantly they contain 30 percent post-consumer waste. They are also processed chlorine-free, are rugged, and easily recyclable. They come in three different sizes.
These paper cubes called Poo pads are like sticky notes but without the stickiness. They’re also not made from trees but from elephant dung-derived paper from Sri Lanka. They come in various colors and are fittingly made by the Mr. Ellie Pooh company.
These traditional Post-its with a green twist contain 100 percent recycled content (30 percent of which is post-consumer waste). Paper is sourced from mills that are Sustainable Forestry Initiative-certified. Assorted pastel colors, 100 sheets per pad, 12 note pads per pack.
Think press kits or presentations done in these two-pocket folders made from all recycled fibers (56 percent post-consumer recycled and 44 percent post-industrial recycled). Rigid brown kraft chipboard gives these recycled folders a natural look.
This mini stapler is made of 84.3 percent recycled plastic. It can staple up to 20 sheets, has a built-in staple remover, and loads with mini staples (meaning less metal used than regular size staples).
You’d never know that this gel ink pen is made from almost 3/4 (70.6 percent) post-industrial recycled material. The translucent barrel lets you see when your ink supply is getting low and it’s time for a refill. Comes a dozen to a recycled-board box.
This stylish black business card holder is made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. Holds up to 50 cards.
A transparent overlay lets you design your own presentation or report cover for this heavy-duty binder made with polyolefin (not vinyl as most binders use). Contains 40 percent post-consumer recycled content.
The built-in duplexing option allows users to laser print, copy, and fax two-sided documents. It's also ENERGY STAR-qualified.
Green Field Paper offers a variety of tree-free papers, including machine-made hemp paper, Seed Embedded Paper (embedded with wildflower seeds), 100 percent junk mail paper, and Gilroy garlic paper (infused with garlic skins for a refined appearance).
This company makes coated and non-coated paper that mixes chlorine-free agricultural materials like flax, straw, and hemp with post-consumer waste fibers. Living Tree Paper claims to "push the limits in environmentally-sound paper."
This handmade paper stationery is made from naturally dried elephant dung collected from elephant conservation parks. Natural fibers are added to thicken and strengthen the paper. A portion of proceeds from sales goes to elephant welfare and conservation.
TreeFree Paper offers top quality, high speed copy paper made from 100 percent sugar cane husk (normally an agricultural waste product that's also called bagasse). The company is family-owned and operated.