Yes, Staples has an eco-conscious line of products!
I didn’t even know until a few week ago and I was so glad when I found out! Though I don’t consider myself a hard-core “green” person because we still occasionally buy bottled water, I do support and choose green/eco-friendly/eco-conscious ways of doing things as much as I can. I was given an opportunity to receive samples of these green products from Staples so I can share my honest thoughts about it.
Sustainable Earth by Staples products are made with renewable resources.
They’re made with recycled materials and/or are third-party certified to validate their environmental attributes. This means that less resources are wasted, thus helping us preserve the environment.
They have remanufactured toner cartridges, office supplies, cleaning supplies, paper supplies and breakroom products. Basically, Staples is offering us eco-preferable products that we can use as an alternative to the ones we’re already using.
The first product I received was the Sustainable Earth by Staples™Notebook. I actually got 2 of these; one of each size available — 9½”x6“ which retails for $3.29, and 8½”x11” which retails for $4.29. Here are some photos of the bigger notebook.
These notebooks are made from 80% sugarcane plant fiber waste. According to the information on the notebook (there’s info written on the inside front cover), the paper was made from waste after sugarcane is processed and crushed to make sugar. Since regular paper is made from trees, using the waste after making sugar means that less trees will be cut down to make paper. These notebooks are also printed with eco-preferable vegetable- and water-based inks.
Here are some photos of the 9½”x6“ size notebook I received.
First, let me say that I like that the spring that binds the notebook together is wide enough to accommodate my pen. I’ve always preferred my pen inserted into the spiral because it makes it so much convenient for me when I need to make a quick note. I also like that the spring is very tough. It’s not too bendable like the spirals I see on other notebooks.
The notebooks also have 2 pages of pockets just after the notebook cover. The bigger notebook’s pocket can hold a full letter-sized sheet of paper without needing to fold it. The smaller notebook’s pocket is basically the same except for the size. 🙂
I also received the Sustainable Earth by Staples Calculator. This calculator is solar-powered but it has a battery backup. The display is angled in such a way that makes it easy to view if you need it to lay flat on your table while doing something else. It has all the basic calculating processes. I know I can just leave it on my desk so I can have a calculator handy when I need to make calculations especially regarding our finances.
BUY IT! Sustainable Earth products are available for purchase at Staples.com and any Staples store.
WIN IT! One lucky winner will receive a gift pack from Sustainable Earth by Staples. Enter to win it as part of the Earth Day Giveaway Hop.