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Staples Is Green-ing Up My New Office!

Confession:  I love office supplies. Like seriously love them. I want a little system for everything and I want the tools to put my little systems into use. Up until about a week ago, my “office” consisted of my home and my office supplies were sippy cups and Legos! When it came time for me to move into my new office at work, I needed some goodies for my desk and drawers. The folks at Staples were awesome enough to send me some eco-preferable products from their new Sustainable Earth line to get me started!

Sustainable Earth by StaplesIf you’ve never read here before or maybe it’s been awhile, let me catch you up in a few sentences:  I’m Krista, I have two boys (4.5 and 3) and I was a Stay At Home Mom with them until February when I started working part-time at a private school. I recently accepted a full-time job at the school and now I have an office and everything! Fancy me, right?

Sustainable Earth by Staples™ eco-preferable products are made with the environment in mind. These eco-preferable products are made with renewable resources, recycled materials and/or are third-party certified to validate their environmental attributes. From the breakroom to the boardroom, these products help to lessen your impact on the environment.

A lot of us have made changes, big and small, in our homes to reduce our impact on the environment. Some of us use cloth diapers on our kids, have given up paper towels for reusable towels, and have upped our recycling efforts. But when you look at the waste generated in a typical office, there’s still a lot we can do to “green” our workplace. That’s where Sustainable Earth by Staples makes it easy for you! Take a look at these great office supplies they sent me!

Sustainable Earth by StaplesFor my new office, I have a Sustainable Earth by Staples calculator (available at stores and for $6.99) and stapler ($8.99 for desktop size), items whose casings are made from recycled ink and toner cartridges (partially from items collected through the Staples Rewards program). The calculator is solar-powered, a perfect size (though a mini version is also available!), and has 100% recycled casing and buttons. The stapler has a 20-page capacity and a rubber grip. I love how sturdy these items are!

Staples also sent me some Sustainable Earth notebooks, made from 80% sugarcane plant fiber waste and printed with ec0-preferable water- and vegetable-based inks. They come in two sizes, 9 1/2″ x 6″ ($3.29) and 8 1/2″ x 11″ ($4.29). These notebooks are perfect for brainstorming new projects and will look great on your desktop!

There are more awesome products from Sustainable Earth by Staples — clipboards made from 100% recycled paperboard, file folders made from recycled paper and magazines, envelopes, and copier paper. Check out all of these fabulous items at your local Staples store or at!

What have you done to green up your workspace?

Staples’s PR reps hooked me up with these awesome products in exchange for my honest thoughts on the items. I was not required to write a positive review, I just really like them! I received no monetary compensation for this post.

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About Krista

Krista is a full-time working mom of two boys, currently aged 6 and 7. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, Brandon.