Office supply giant Staples sells a variety of eco-friendly office supplies. However, buyers have to spend some time looking through the site to find out which products are green and which aren’t so green. CBM Archives LLC is a document management company that was founded in 1992 with a mission of reducing workplace paper use. Fast forward to today, and the company has launched its own one-stop green office supply company, The Second Leaf.
The website sells office supplies, school supplies, ink and toner, technology equipment, furniture and a selection of EPEAT products. “EPEAT, which stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, is an easy-to-use, on-line tool helping institutional purchasers select and compare computer desktops, laptops and monitors based on their environmental attributes.” Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Comprehensive green office supply websites allow buyers to reduce the amount of time they spend hunting and pecking for green products on a traditional office supply company’s site. As businesses realize that going green offers both environmental and economic benefits, sites like The Second Leaf will only become more popular.
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