Paper and supplies

8 ways to Green Your Paper and supplies

Buying green office supplies is getting easier all the time as office supply retailers increase their eco-friendly offerings.

  1. Buy environmentally preferable copy paper

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    Save a few trees (and more) by purchasing eco-friendly paper for the office. Your work mates won't know the difference but the planet will thank you.

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  2. Buy eco-friendly office paper products

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    Please post this memo: Offices go through tons of paper products. By switching to greener options, workplaces can save trees and reduce the impacts from manufacturing virgin paper.

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  3. Buy eco-friendly office supplies

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    From pens and paper clips to binders and scissors, find out how to green your office supplies. These earth-friendly products perform on the job and for the planet.

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  4. Avoid printing when possible

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    Avoid paper use (and waste) altogether. With PDAs and computers you can now read e-mails, publications and other documents electronically.

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  5. Print on both sides of paper

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    If you have to print at all, use paper that already has one side printed on, or if your printer will allow, print on both sides when using new paper.

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  6. Recycle your paper

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    Limit the amount of paper that ends up in landfills and encourage the market for more recycled-content paper at the same time.

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  7. Reuse office paper

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    Set up collection bins and then reuse various types of office paper to cut down on waste and save on the paper budget.

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  8. Choose alternative paper

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    Tree-free papers still consume new resources (such as hemp and kenaf), but they do help preserve the planet's vital forests.

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Comments

03/27/2009
10:59am
flippercrutch

There is a growing green office movement online outside of the big box stores with places like Naked Binder offering 100% recycled and recyclable binders. Now with everything from chairs to pencils being recycled, it is easier than ever to green up an office.

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