Every year in the U.S. 50 million+ 3 ring binders are bought, used, broken and thrown away. The vast majority of these are vinyl binders.
- That means there is 50 million+ lbs of toxic garbage going into your landfill – Every year.
- That means that 30 million lbs of vinyl is being produced, waste being generated, pollution released.
- That also means that the chances are, the toxic off-gassing that characterizes vinyl is happening in your office or your home.
A recycled and recyclable 3-ring binder – say from Naked Binder – offers an alternative to this toxic cycle.
The binders are made from 100% FSC certified post consumer waste paper. Recycled paper uses less energy and water than virgin paper and produces less waste. Also, you don’t need to send trucks out into the forests to haul trees to a mill to make your binder.
The entire binder is recyclable. All of it. 100%. Naked Binder uses no plastics, no vinyl – nothing that is not easily and universally recyclable. That means there is no landfill, and the materials are back into the recycled material universe, perhaps to make a new 3-ring binder! This includes the Notebook binders, the colorful Project Binders and the Naked Binder.
These recycled binders are non-toxic. No BPAs, no dioxins – none of that. That means your kids can use them safely and that if you want (and I have) you can compost the binder.
Whether you are greening your office, or going back to school, eliminating vinyl is an easy way to be healthier while getting a stronger better looking 3-ring binder. Win win win win win!