There is no time like the present to modify our daily activities to be more environmentally conscious. With many of us returning to the office, modifying our office supplies and choosing more eco-friendly options is a great place to start.
If you want to make greener choices for your office here at Caddo, start by writing out a list of your most commonly used office items. Once you have your list, you can begin researching earth-friendly alternatives.
From pens to paper and cable organizers, we rounded up our top 10 eco-friendly office supplies that we think you might like.
These bulk, ink recycled pens are biodegradable and reduce plastic waste. Simply Genius pens have a strong barrel made out of recycled cardboard and are great all purpose pens to have on hand.
Bonus: the cardboard barrel makes them easily customizable, so remember to write your name on your own pen if you’re sharing the pack with your team!
Not only are these sticky notes 2x stickier than previous makes, but they are also made with 30% recycled paper. The paper is sourced from certified, renewable, and responsibly managed forests. Make sure to recycle at the end of the Post-It’s life.
Did you know the average American worker generates 10,000 sheets of office paper waste per year? Thankfully, there are some great recycled paper alternatives on the market like RollandEnviroCopy. This paper is made of 100% Post Consumer Recycled Fibers and 100% Processed Chlorine Free.
Bonus: this paper is Environmental Choice EcoLogo certified.
These recycled scissors are made out of antimicrobial recycled plastic and are a great option if you’re looking to green-out your crafting. Not only are the scissors an eco-friendly choice for your office, but Onyx and Green packaging is recycled unbleached carton paper with soy-based inks, and all shipping packaging is recyclable. Talk about eco-friendly all around!
Another Onyx and Green eco-friendly office solution is their Mechanical Pencil + Pen Set. This bamboo set includes 1 refillable pencil and 1 refillable pen and the bodies of both are made from naturally renewable bamboo. This set is a great alternative to single-use plastic pens and pencils. Once again, both the packaging and the shipping are eco-friendly.
Between laptops, earphones, and phones, a cable organizer is a great addition to your office space. This Cork Cable Organizer comes in a 4 pack and will keep your cables tidy and organized. It’s handmade in Portugal from cork leather that is waterproof, durable, antimicrobial, and biodegradable. It’s also PETA Approved Vegan.
Don’t be that person who takes calls in the common area without headphones. Instead, opt for some eco-friendly, stylish headphones like the LSTN Troubadour 2.0 over-the-ear headphones that are handcrafted from reclaimed wood. Not only are these an eco-friendly solution for earphones, but every LSTN purchase helps give hearing aids to those who need them. If you’re not sold yet, check out LSTN’s Impact Report.
Office trash is inevitable, but choosing an eco-friendly trash bag is a great solution to make a small impact where you can. These 13 gallon heavy duty trash bags are renewable, disposable, and compostable.
EcoMoist natural screen cleaner spray
EcoMoist is a safe, natural screen cleaner that will wipe dirt, fingerprints, and filth from your devices without ruining your screens. The solution is biodegradable and comes in an easy-to-refill pump bottle.
Last but not least, swap out your regular notebooks for an earth friendly option like Seed Notebooks. These are great for the office because you can customize the paper to get either lined, dot, or blank pages. These notebooks are handmade out of recycled paper, seed paper, and wax thread.
The coolest part? Plant your notebook when you are finished with it! Once planted, the notebooks will grow wild flowers like Snapdragons, Bird’s Eyes, and Black Eyed Susans.
The Bottom Line
Overall, many of your everyday office items can be swapped out for a more eco-friendly option. Here at Caddo, we’re all about lowering our footprint and making greener choices where we can.
Whether you’re working in our coworking space or a private office, try to start slow by swapping out one or two items at a time for a green alternative. The little things can make a big difference in the long run.