Guide: How To Green Your Office Workspace

Created in partnership with Office Depot® OfficeMax®

Maintaining a greener workplace means more than just recycling paper and keeping your computer on energy-saver mode. It also requires that you do everything you can to lower your environmental impact, including using office products made with recycled post-consumer recycled content and rapidly renewable plant-based materials. Here’s a selection of products that are both affordable and environmentally conscious.

 

Pilot® “Bottle to Pen” B2P 86% Recycled Gel Retractable Pens

The Pilot® “Bottle to Pen” Gel Pens are an ideal greener product as they are made with 86 percent post-consumer recycled content, made using recycled plastic water bottles. Additionally, their vibrant G-2 gel ink writes smoothly on paper and best of all, they are refillable for continued use.

 

Office Depot® Brand Sugar Cane Paper Perforated Pads

These Sugar Cane Paper Writing Pads are a phenomenal product because their perforated design offers a smooth edge and makes sheet removal a breeze. Plus, they are made from 80% sugar cane fiber, a byproducts of the sugar cane juice extraction process.

 

PaperPro® 30% Recycled EcoStapler®

If you’ve ever been frustrated by a stapler that was difficult to operate, the PaperPro® EcoStapler® is for you. It comes with an ergonomically designed soft rubber non-slip grip and is 80 percent easier to use than a standard stapler.  It is made of 30% total recycled content with 13% postconsumer content.

 

Office Depot® Brand 50% Recycled Paper Clips

These jumbo paperclips are a must for anyone who needs to keep large quantities of important paperwork together and intact. At 2 inches, these metal clips can securely hold up to 20 pages together. They contain 50% post-consumer recycled content.

 

Office Depot® Brand 30% Recycled Desk Organizer 

Organization is essential to the function of any workspace, and this desk organizer has enough compartments to keep all your pens, sticky notes and paper clips separate and easily accessible.

 

Office Depot® Brand Chisel-Tip Highlighter

If you need a highlighter that doesn’t smear, offers a range of different line widths.  The barrel is made with 100% total recycled plastic with 30% post-consumer content. The florescent yellow Office Depot® Brand Chisel-Tip Highlighter is exactly what you’re looking for.

 

Post-it™ 3″ x 3″ Super Sticky Notes

This 12 pack of Post-It™ notes comes with reusable notes in four different colors, so you’ll be able to tell exactly which project a note goes with at a glance. They contain 30% post-consumer recycled content.

 

Westcott Ruler KleenEarth® Soft-Handle Scissors

When a task requires you to do a large amount of cutting, it’s important to have a pair of scissors that are comfortable and easy to use. These Westcott scissors have a soft grip that’s easy on the hands, even for a long period of time. The handles contain 70% total recycled plastic with 30% post-consumer content.

 

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visit Office Depot OfficeMax.

 

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