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Posted by on Dec 09, 2016 .

Christmas is coming - can you feel it? Put some earthy, natural and bright colours into your Christmas this year: give sustainable cards and gifts and wrap them sustainably. For all your Christmas card-making, wrapping and gift giving this year find what you need at BuyEcoGreen: recycled cards, twine, wrap, raffia, gift tags, envelopes, gift bags and boxes, and more. Make it a happy, generous and sustainable Christmas:)

Posted by on Nov 08, 2016 .

While Australians are pretty good at putting their wastepaper in the yellow recycling bins, they are nearly so good at closing the loop by actually using recycled paper. And nowhere is that more true than in the paper used for everyday copying and printing.

That's why Planet Ark has put it's brand on 100% recycled paper made at the Maryvale Paper Mill in Victoria. They are trying to persuade more people to buy and use Australian made 100% recycled paper.

The paper is 80gsm. FSC-certified, Carbon Neutral, and Bright White. Waste is collected from homes, offices, industrial sites and includes printers and converters waste paper. Close the Loop and use Australian Recycled Copy Paper. For use in most printers and copiers.

Carbon Neutral and certified through the Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Scheme (NCOS). The box and the wrapper are also recycled.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 .

Lots of customers have asked for recycled seed pocket envelopes, and now we've made them. Useful for seeds, wedding favours, jewellery, small cards, confetti and more.

Eco Brown 100% recycled paper seed envelopes; grey/brown; 145 x 90mm; pocket style; natural unbleached; Lick & Stick. Made in Australia from 100% recycled, post-consumer wastepaper. 115gsm. Australian recycled seed pockets or mini envelopes.

In packs of 100 or boxes of 400.

You can see them here:,…/recycled-envelopes

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 .

In the Ecowise recycled range there are A4 size dairies in both Day to a View and Week to an Opening styles and the same again in A5. Wire bound so they open flat, the Ecowise diaries feature a strong recycled kraft cover and useful information pages.

For a more stylish look the Inaluxe 2017 recycled diary features bold iconic colours and imagery in a very practical size. Also available is the matching 2017 Inaluxe recycled Calendar.

You can see them here:


Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 .

Pictured are some of the groups and charitable organisations we've been able to help out with donated products and support over the past 12 months. They are doing some great things ranging from education in Australia and Africa, to raising funds for Oxfam, to working with disadvantaged youth, to providing refuge for animals, to promoting sustainability and peace, and more.

As a relatively small business there's a limit to what we can do, and we're usually committed a fair way in advance, but we try to help where we can:)

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 .

Our new Eco Brown 110gsm paper, A4 is 100% Post-Consumer Recycled grey/Brown Paper and Made in Australia. It comes in reams of 500 sheets and is very affordable! In fact it's available now at a a really great price: only $13.99 a ream or even less by the box of 4 reams.

Perfect for menus, letters, brochures, sustainable offices, invitations, marketing, scrapbooking and more.

This recycled Australian office and printing paper, is made from Australian kerbside, office and industry waste. It is a good text weight paper and that desired true recycled kraft look. Distinctive and functional for that natural recycled look. For printing, ink jet and slower photocopiers/lasers. Not recommended for colour copying, faxing or high speed copiers.

You can see it here: Eco Brown 110gsm A4

Posted by on May 03, 2016 .

A new range of 2 natural jute or burlap gift bags and 3 natural cotton gifts bags with drawstrings.

Natural jute gift bags with a cotton drawstring to close. Jute gift bags are perfect for jewellery, cosmetics, soaps, craft items, treats, books, beads and more. Great for individual small party or wedding gifts. Re-usuable and ultimately biodegradable. For that earthy, natural look use these Jute Bags (also known as Burlap bags).

Also available is a new range of cotton drawstring gift bags in 3 sizes. Natural (off-white) in colour, they are also ideal for gift giving and party or wedding gifts. Re-usuable and ultimately biodegradable.

Great for personalising with stamps or fabric markers.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 .

Fabulous new colours in our Hemp Cord cards - 4 colours on the one card, 9m of each colour. Shades of Aquamarine, Razzle Dazzle, Harvest and Berry Bar colours.

Natural hemp cord or twine is a preferred choice for gift wrapping, scrapbooking, making greeting cards and other crafts, even gardening, and more. The dyes used are eco friendly and Azo-Free (azo compounds are a group of dyes that are potentially carcinogenic).

Hemp Cord Cards offer the versatility of several colour combinations to get you started on even more creative projects with jewellery making, scrapbooking, macramé, greeting cards, gift wrapping, crochet and more. 100% hemp. Approx 1mm thickness. 20 lbs breaking strength (= just under 10kgs).

Also new are our Natural and Neon colours in Bamboo Cord cards. Silky and smooth, bamboo gives that extra special touch to your gifts and craft projects