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   Buyer's Guides
An Introduction to Bying Green
Paper, Envelopes & Forms
Filing, Storage & Binding
Labels & Mailing
Desktop Essentials
Calendars &
  Personal Organization
Breakroom, Cleaning & Safety
Writing Instruments
Furniture & Lighting
Desk Accessories
Visual Presentation
School Supplies
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Technology
Frequently Asked Questions
Blades of Grass
Labels & Mailing
Recycled and Post Consumer-Recycled Paper Boxes, Tubes, Envelopes & Void Fill
The acceptable range for mailing boxes, tubes, envelopes and void fill that contain a percentage of recycled material in the core product is 10% to 100% for post-consumer recycled content and 50% to 100% for total recycled content (pre-consumer plus post-consumer). Recycled mailing supplies are environmentally preferable since they help to reduce waste, decrease pressure on forests and lessen energy, greenhouse gases and water and air emissions.

Recycled and Post Consumer-Recycled Plastic Boxes, Tubes and Envelopes
The acceptable range for mailing boxes, tubes and envelopes that contain a percentage of recycled plastic material in the core product is 10% to 100% for post-consumer recycled content and 50% to 100% for total recycled content (pre-consumer plus post-consumer). Recycled plastic mailing supplies products are environmentally preferable since they help to reduce waste, decrease the need for new plastics created from oil-based raw materials and lessen energy, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Reusable Envelopes
Reusable envelopes help to reduce waste, decrease pressure on forests, and lessen energy and greenhouse gases required during the manufacturing processes. Reusable envelopes also help save green ($) because the same product can be used over and over again.

Biodegradable Void Fill (Reduces waste and chemicals in disposal)
Biodegradable void fill such as cornstarch based peanuts, are made of vegetable based ingredients that are water soluble and easily broken down. By allowing lower chemical and crude oil consumption during the manufacturing process, there is a reduction of waste in landfills since the material can be safely composted at home, or broken down quickly if deposited on a landfill.