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Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 .

What makes these mousepads special? They are made from recycled leather, giving old leather and off-cuts new life, and natural rubber. They replace traditional mousepads which are generally made from polluting PVC or other plastics. Available in Natural or Black.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 .

What makes this tape special? This is a first in packing tapes: instead of being made from virgin plastic, the film is made from 100% recycled plastic. The cardboard core is 100% recycled paper; and the adhesive is solvent free. The tape is green with 100% recycled tape printed on it so all who receive it can see what it is. Long 66m roll – 16 meters longer than most packaging tape rolls.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 .

What makes this paper special? Brighten up your presentations and documents with a range of bright colours in 100% recycled copy paper made from post-consumer waste. Accredited with Nordic Swan and Blue Angel environmental marks. Endorsed for use in copiers, laser printers, fax and inkjet. Available in 5 Bright shades Canary Yellow, Mandarin Orange, Red, Dark Blue, and Moss Green. Available by the ream of 500 sheets or box of 5 reams.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 .

What makes the biodegradable geometric set squares special? The functional set square can also be used as a protractor. It’s made from biodegradable corn starch. It also comes at a great price compared to earlier models.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 .

Have you seen our new Eco Glues? Great range of eco glue sticks and contact glue for home, office or school. Safe and Non-Toxic.

 

EcoLogo Glue Sticks: Top of sector Glue Sticks fo paper, photos, cloth, cork and leather.

Glue Sticks made from 100% recycled plastic with Solvent free glue;

Neutral odour; safe production; Washes out in water

 

Eco Contact Glue: Top of Sector Universal Glue for paper, cardboard, glass, metal, leather, wood and plastics.

Made from pure natural resources (tree resin, natural rubber, casein), with natural solvent made from natural orange terpene.

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 .

Soft plastics such as plastic bags, magazine wrap, newspaper wrap and food packaging have long been the least recycled plastics and the most likely to end up in landfill in Australia.

Australians use nearly 4 billion plastic bags a year, that's over 10 million new bags being used every day. Almost all of this plastic is disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year. Australians dump over 400,000 plastic bags into landfill every hour!

Plastics are made from non-renewable fossil fuels. According to the 2002 Nolan ITU Report for Environment Australia on Plastic Shopping Bags, just under 9 plastic checkout bags contain enough embodied petroleum energy to drive a car a kilometer.

Before Recycling:

Plastic bags and other soft plastic wraps are ultimately recyclable. If this plastic is not recycled, the embodied energy is lost, fossil fuel resources are depleted, pollution is increased, and landfills fill more quickly. At the moment only about 2% of soft...

Posted by on Feb 04, 2013 .

SEEDED PAPER: READ IT - PLANT IT - WATCH IT GROW!

Seeded Paper is much loved by customers looking for a special paper and lasting experience for their invitations, thank yous, and promotions. Once the message has been read, the receiver can plant the paper and watch it grow! Some of the many seeds in the paper will germinate under the right conditions and the resulting seedlings can be planted in the garden as a constant reminder of the sender of the card. Available in a range of sizes starting from A4, the paper can be printed for promotions, invitations, special messages and more. Also available: A5 paper, C6 cards, DL cards, and Greeting Cards.

At BuyEcoGreen we supply Australian seeded paper made from 100% recycled fine handmade paper and containing seeds of Callistemon citrinus (Lemon-Scented Bottlebrush), or Brachycome iberidfolia (Swan River Daisy), or other common/widespread Australian natives.

Planting Instructions: Soak the paper or card in water until...

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 .

Before Recycling:  Reduce - do you really need to print this document? If you do, then Reuse – use the second side: Print double-sided or use the second side for writing/scrap paper.

To Recycle: Put in the recycling bin or the waste paper bin for recycling. Haven't got one? Then make this a priority. And make sure that the bin can be emptied into a larger recyling bin for collection. If you are in a business office make sure that a recycling collection service is in place. This may be a paid or afree service depending on the size of the business and the volume and quality of waste paper to be collected.

If you can't recycle and the waste paper ends up in landfill:  Virgin fibre copy paper is made from tree fibre and uses a lot of water, energy and trees. If it ends up in landfill it’s a great waste of valuable resources – it could have up to 7 more lives in recycled papers of various types. Not only that, but in landfill as it decomposes it gives off methane – a...