July 5, 2012

Green Office: Sustainable Earth Products from Staples

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It is nice to see more and more eco-friendly options at traditional stores, especially office supplies. I still remember when I was in college having to go to a special store just to buy recycled ruled paper, and it was a heavy grey color.

As part of a their Sustainable Earth line, Staples offers many green products. We were sent the following:

Sustainable Earth by Staples™ SE-230E 8-Digit Display ECO Calculator:
Of course, solar calculators aren't exactly hard to find, but this one's casing is made from recycled ink and toner cartridges.

Sustainable Earth by Staples® All-Purpose Cleaner:

  • This product has been formulated in partnership with EPA Design for the Environment Formulator Initiative

  • This product meets the Green SealTM environmental standard for household cleaners based on its reduced toxicity, biodegradability, packaging, and other characteristics
Staples 4GB Bamboo USB 2.0 USB Flash Drive:
Casing is 100% Bamboo, a renewable resource
Sustainable Earth by Staples™ #10 Gummed 100% Recycled Envelopes:

  • 100% post-consumer paper; meets or exceeds the Government Printing Office's and EPA's standard for recycled paper

  • Processed without using chlorine or chlorine compounds
Sustainable Earth by Staples® Wirebound Notebook:
Made from 80% sugarcane waste
My favorite product is the notebook. I love that it also has pockets inside.

Many schools and offices are limited as to where they can purchase supplies. I am thankful that more green options are available from suppliers that accept purchase orders.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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