Recycled Content Scissors and Plastic Products
The acceptable range for desktop essentials such as scissors, that contain a percentage of recycled plastic is 10%-100% post-consumer recycled content and 20%-100% total recycled content (pre-consumer plus post-consumer). Recycled plastic products are environmentally preferable since they help to reduce waste, lessen the need for new fossil fuels used for manufacturing, and may help to decrease energy, greenhouse gases and water and air emissions.
Certified AP Non Toxic Glues and Glue Sticks
Glues and Glue Sticks that are Certified AP Non-Toxic contain fewer harsh chemicals than non-certified products. The Arts and Crafts Institute is an industry group that has developed safety standards for art supplies. The institute's toxicologists consider the concentration and potential health effects of ingredients. A product that is Certified AP (Approved Product) Non-Toxic has been "certified in a program of toxicological evaluation by a medical expert to contain no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans or cause acute or chronic health problems."
Ink Refill Kits for Specialty Stamps
Refill kits can be used to refill stamp pads and stampers which would reduce material and energy use.