The next time you stock up on paper for your printer, copy machine, or other office supplies, buy recycled. You’ll help create a demand for the used office paper, old newspapers, and boxes we recycle every day, and you’ll support a wide range of environmental benefits.
If you purchase office supplies, you can find many products that are environmentally preferable. These products will have less of an impact on the environment and human health than competing products. For instance, you can help close the recycling loop and create demand for the materials collected for recycling by buying products made from postconsumer recycled paper or plastic.
This Fact Sheet provides important information for those wishing to purchase remanufactured toner cartridges. Buying remanufactured toner cartridges and recycling empty cartridges are easy ways to reduce the environmental impact of these products while saving substantial amounts of money.
This fact sheet can help businesses and institutions find environmentally preferable cleaning products that can handle the same commercial, industrial, and residential cleaning needs as traditional cleansers.
Throughout the nation, local and state transportation departments have approved for use high quality road and highway products made with recycled materials. These agencies are purchasing a variety of products, including recycled content traffic cones, traffic barricades, channelizers, delineators, parking stops, sound barriers, object markers, reflective glass beads and much more.
Rechargeable batteries save money and resources and often are the best choice for many uses. But they are best when matched to the right applications and there are some instances when they are not recommended.