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Subject: buying organic or environmentally friendly products
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: jlombardi95-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 12:07 PST
Expires: 02 Dec 2006 12:07 PST
Question ID: 779494
My company has finally grown to the point where we need some office
space. I'm committed to using organic and environmentally friendly
products for our furnishings and office supplies as much as possible,
but I don't know where to find information on suppliers and vendors
who care about these issues. Can anyone here point me to sources of
information that might help me? Thanks much for your help.
Subject: Re: buying organic or environmentally friendly products
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 02 Nov 2006 14:39 PST
Hello Jlombardi95,

Below you will find resources, suppliers and vendors of organic and
environmentally friendly products for your office.

The National Green Pages

This is a searchable directory of green businesses

?Green businesses operate in ways that solve, rather than cause, both
environmental and social problems. These businesses adopt principles,
policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for their
customers, their employees, communities, and the environment.?

Search here:

Or browse the National Green Pages by category
For example:

Office Supplies

Air Purification




Office Furniture

Baltix Sustainable Furniture, Inc. 

Designer and manufacturer of green and sustainable office furniture
?Baltix offers a new and fresh approach to the commercial furniture
marketplace. We offer a closed-loop solution that eliminates the
requirement for the harvesting of trees and the need to throw things
"away" in landfills at the end of useful life.

Baltix uses sustainable natural materials that contain no harmful
adhesives, formaldehydes or VOC's, which makes our unique offering
good for you and good for the environment. Our products are highly
functional, modular in design, aesthetically pleasing and are offered
in a wide range of colors and material options to best meet your
requirements and your budget.?

Ecosystem Collection


The Eco Mall

Here are links to  plenty of   Eco friendly office supplies



Steelcase Inc

?Recycled materials, once shunned as second rate, are becoming much
more common as well.  Steelcase uses a growing amount of recycled
content in its steel and particle-board products.

Steelcase Products:

Steelcase and the environment:

Herman Miller 
Environmentally conscious Furniture and Office Systems.,1776,a10-c1,00.html

Ecowork by Studio eg: 
Modular office furniture made from recycled materials.

Knoll Group 
?At the Knoll Group, another wood-sourcing leader, designers have
committed to identifying wood producers "with the best overall
forestry practices," according to a company spokesperson. Knoll works
to verify lumber companies' sustainable practices and seeks out
reclaimed lumber. For example, it has used red birch obtained from
logs that sank in Midwestern rivers and lakes during
turn-of-the-century lumbering operations.?

Knoll uses material made from recycled soda bottles in some chairs. 

Guilford of Maine, a leading supplier of fabrics to the
office-furniture industry, also offers a line of upholstery fabrics
made from recycled soda bottles.?

Open Plan Systems
Open Plan Systems, a "re-manufacturer" based in Richmond, Va., is a
typical example of this trend. To offer lower-cost, recycled
workstations, the company cleans and repaints metal, replaces fabric,
and recycles used materials. Open Plan uses low-VOC coatings, fabrics
made from recycled plastics, and other environmentally friendly


Check out the following suppliers:

Green Earth Office Supply online store

Extensive list of green office products that are made from recycled
goods and are non-toxic. Pens, markers, pencils, paper clips, rubber
bands, correction fluid, bookends, drawer organizers, etc.


Treecycle provides a full range of the most environmentally benign
paper products to home and office.

Pollution-preventing and energy-saving copiers, printers, and fax machines.


Practical Tips to Make Your Office Environmentally Friendly

"Use products with a longer life, such as low energy light bulbs,
which last up to eight times longer than ordinary light bulbs and also
reduce energy costs"

"Turn scrap paper into notepads" 

"Use both sides of paper when photocopying or producing reports" 

Tips for purchasing for the office

"Specify products with a recycled or reconditioned content. For wooden
furniture and other timber products this may include purchasing goods
from certified, sustainable sources"

"Avoid buying disposable products and aerosols" 

"Use solvent-free correction fluids and paints" 

Tips for saving energy in the office

"Position desks and workstations to make best use of natural light" 

"Use low energy lighting and appliances" 
"Reduce lighting levels in areas such as corridors where bright
lighting is not required"



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Organic OR environmentally friendly office
Office supplies furniture eco friendly environment

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
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