Green Office Supplies Under the Radar by Jessica Hodges
What do you think of when you read the term recycled office supplies? Paper? Maybe some plastic? More paper? Well, Shoplet.com not only has the “standard” green office supplies you’re used to, but also many more that you wouldn’t think of. The usual suspects of recycled copy paper, recycled notebooks, and other recycled paper products are there, but I was surprised at just how many products can be made from recycled materials nowadays. Many seem so obvious that I was surprised I hadn’t even considered them before. Here are some highlights of recycled office supplies that are flying under the radar.
Recycling doesn’t just apply to paper anymore. The very seat you’re sitting on could be made from recycled material, and no, it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable (and dangerous) like the cutlery chair above.
It seems like a no-brainer that the container we throw recyclable materials into should be made from recycled materials itself, right? Well, it’s not true for all. Some recycling containers are made the “non-green” way, so when it comes down to recycling, don’t be a hypocrite, even if it is by mistake.
Recycled ink? Definitely. Electronics, in general, make up a huge part of the recycling industry, and recycled ink is starting to catch on in. Ink is surprisingly expensive, anyway, so why not do a little good and buy some green ink?
Just make your entire workspace green, why don’t ya? The fact that recycled workstations are becoming popular makes it much more believable that most products in the near future will be made from recycled materials. Soon we’ll have entire offices made from bamboo, and lawns instead of carpets…well, maybe that’s a stretch, but you get the idea.
What other recycled products are you using? Share your knowledge!