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May 25, 2023

A Few of Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Office Supplies

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If your company is interested in implementing more sustainable business practices, purchasing eco-friendly office supplies is a great place to start. Although environmentally-friendly office supplies were once a rarity, the growing demand for this type of product has led to innovation–and plenty of new options. When you’re ready to purchase the supplies you need (that are also a little easier on the planet), we can help! Browse our office supply catalog for the products highlighted here, and so much more:

Recycled Copy Paper

There are many steps you can take to reduce your business’s carbon footprint, such as participating in recycling and cutting down on paper usage. However, most companies find that going completely paperless isn’t possible. For those instances when you can’t avoid using paper, consider going with a recycled option. We offer several different types of recycled copy paper from premium brands, and many contain 30%-100% post-consumer material. 

Compostable Paper Cups

Keeping the breakroom well-stocked doesn’t mean that you have to forfeit your environmental goals. Instead of using plastic or styrofoam cups, opt for paper cups made with recycled material. Paper is a solid choice if you have to use disposable cups or plates, because these products are often made with previously used materials (and can be recycled again or composted). If you’re shopping for paper cups for the breakroom, be sure to check out our catalog. For example, World Art Renewable and Compostable Hot Drink Cups are lined with plant-based plastic and certified compostable. 

Compostable Trash Bags

Trash bags are a must in the office. Many are made with plastics that aren’t compostable, but you can replace these with 100% compostable versions. We carry several excellent options, including the Stout ASTM-D6400 Compostable Trash Bags. These heavy-duty liners break down in just 10-45 days in commercial compost and are odor and moisture-controlling. 

Recycled Folders

If you’re looking for more ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle, we love many of the recycled pocket folders and file folders on the market now. Several of these, such as Smead’s Linen Two-Pocket Folders, are sturdy enough for daily use and are crafted from 40% recycled fiber. 


Need binders for storing important papers? Options such as Samsill Earth’s Choice binders are made with at least 59% bio-based materials, so you can feel good about your purchase. These are PVC and PVE-free, and are also very durable and classically styled with a non-glare finish. 

If your goal is to create a more environmentally-friendly office, the supplies you choose for the workplace have a significant impact. Small actions like choosing products that are made with post-consumer materials and are recyclable or compostable add up to make noticeable changes. The supplies highlighted here are just a small selection of the eco-friendly products we offer, so please contact us to learn more about the sustainable options in our office supply catalog.