How to Go Green When Buying Office Supplies

Thanks to an increasing number of environmentally-conscious business owners, purchasing green office supplies is the newest trend. In fact, it has even become the more convenient option for business owners due to the growing green market. If you want to learn how to make your office more environmentally friendly in 2012, you can use the following tips by Green Ideas to “go green” when purchasing your next set of office supplies:

When buying paper for the office, the best rule of thumb is to look for paper products that contain the largest percentage of post-consumer content. By making the switch to a small amount of recycled content in your paper products, you will be helping, reduce water and air emissions, lessen energy usage, and minimise environmental waste.

The traditional fax machine is a standby office tool that uses unnecessary amounts of paper and electricity on a day-to-day basis. If you do need to receive a fax for business purposes, it is best to use an Internet faxing system in your office to eliminate wasted paper and the cost associated with using a traditional fax machine.

You will still need to print from time to time in your office, even as you rely more on e-mail and document transfer through cloud-based systems online. However, when printing, the best environmentally friendly solution to use is remanufactured cartridges. Remanufactured ink cartridges are assembled through collecting, sorting, dismantling, cleaning, refilling, and repackaging used cartridges for resale.

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