Think Green in 2013, Part 4

EON helps offices stay environmentally friendly with a large selection of green products and recycling programs.  “Greening” your office will not only help the environment, but potentially save money for you and your company. Here are some ideas for cutting down waste and saving energy in your office, as well as suggestions of eco-friendly products from EON.

OFFICE SUPPLIES & FURNITURE

Do you know about VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)? Many common office furnishings are made of pressed board, foam, or paint which contains VOCs- toxic compounds that are bad for the environment and potentially your health.  Make sure you buy green products from reputable vendors who can help you choose items that are SCS certified to protect your air quality. You can also find office décor and supplies made with high percentages of post-consumer content, which means those items are made from materials that would otherwise be in landfills.  Also, don’t forget about plants! They help clean the air and beautify your space as well as lifting your mood.

Disposable items like pens and tape dispensers take up space in landfills, so buy refillable versions and buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste. Just as you can promote recycling paper by keeping convenient recycling bins in the office, you can promote recycling of plastic by doing the same. Check regulations for your area before disposing of possibly toxic items such as ink cartridges and spent batteries- you may need to take these to a facility that will deal with this refuse safely.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Pilot Corporation BeGreen B2P Gel Pen

SKU: PIL31600

B2P BeGreen Gel Pen is made from recycled plastic bottles and contains a high percentage of recycled material. Vibrant gel ink delivers smooth, effortless writing. Gel pen has a retractable fine point and is refillable for continued use with G2 refills. Gel pen also earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal.

HON Unanimous 7602 Executive High-Back Chair

SKU: HON7602BW90T

Executive high-back chair offers high performance and comfort. Functions include pneumatic seat-height adjustment from 16-1/4″ to 20-1/4″ high, back-height adjustment, 360-degree swivel, tilt, tilt tension and tilt lock. Arms adjust in height and width. Outer back is upholstered. Executive high-back chair also offers a five-star base with casters for stability and mobility. Weight capacity is 300 lb. Seat size is 19″ wide x 20″ deep. Usable seat depth is 18-1/4″. Back measures 19″ wide x 24-1/2″ to 27-1/2″ high. The distance between the arms is 16-7/8″ to 19-3/8″. Chair is certified by SCS to be in compliance with specific indoor air quality emission requirements and meets or exceeds applicable ANSI/BIFMA standards. Chair is available in black frame only

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