What good is using a recycled binder or eco friendly pocket folders and tab dividers in the grand scheme of things?
You pay attention to composting and what you eat, but what is the benefit to recycled and recyclable office supplies? Can it help or is it just hype?
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 1-2 tons of wood, 7000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4100 kilowatt hours of electricity, enough energy to power the average American home for five months.
So what does that mean for, say a recycled (100% post consumer waste) 3-ring binder?
ONE recycled 3-ring binder saves
- 3 gallons of water
- almost half a square foot of landfill
- almost a cup of oil (not cooking oil either)
- 2.05 killowatt hours of electricity
Imagine a world where all 50,000,000 3-ring binders in the US (annual sales) were Naked Binders. Compare that to a vinyl binder where you are using more oil based vinyl, generating more toxic byproducts and also creating something that can not be recycled.
Naked Binder makes our recycled and recyclable 3 ring binders, folders and tab dividers in the USA, so none of our product is shipped in from halfway around the world – saving more fuel and emissions.