One of the things that really bothers me about the aftermath of shopping are the plastic shells, cardboard and styrofoam that come along with everything I buy. Actually, the pile of what I actually bought, compared to the pile of packaging materials, is way out of proportion.
I recycle as much of the waste as possible, but I always have the feeling that it is just so ... unnecessary.
Our delivery of desk and computer supplies from Office Depot the other day was brilliant. Instead of cardboard boxes, styrofoam and plastic air pillows, everything was delivered in three reusable shopping bags, made from recycled paper. We love this “greeneroffice” initiative. Office Depot’s response to its customer’s concerns about the environment is eco-friendly and creatively simple. Our order was packed in one bright green reusable plastic tub that kept everything organized and easy to unpack.
At Catalogs.com, we encourage our shoppers to order only the paper catalogs they want to eliminate junk mail. We recycle at the office (and at home, too). We post projects for recycling, repurposing and re-using print catalogs on our “Arts and Crafts” Pinterest board. Catalogs.com makes it easy to shop online. We are excited about our new initiatives to promote the e-catalogs of our retailers, which is all about being both techy and green.
Office Depot gets kudos from us for their efforts on behalf of the environment.
A store that offers a green delivery service is an easy choice for our repeat business – and we order lots of office supplies!
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