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Ergo Workspace

I saw one of these desks at a friend’s house and then came across it online. It’s a desk that allows you to adjust desk height with electronic controls (or manual crank), so you can adjust you desk from sitting to standing and back to sitting in mere seconds. Plus it’s just a beautiful desk with a really smooth finish. I don’t see any materials on the website and no contact information, but the thing is you can buy the metal base separately and then mix and match the tops, so I’m thinking that you could put your own top on it as well, made from any material you choose. The electronic controls sit discreetly at arm’s length below the top on the right side. It’s a pretty cool desk!

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Naked Binder

3-ring binders (various sizes), pocket folders, and tab dividers that are ‘recyclable, strong, and made of recycled materials. We designed them to not only look great, but be healthier and safer to make, use, and recycle…We believe the products you use should inspire, be strong, and be kind to the planet.” Choose from binders made with 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard covers or beautiful real wood covers.

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EcoStatic Adhesive-Free Slickynotes

A “slick” alternative to post-its, these note papers have an electrostatic charge that makes them stick. Because they have no adhesive, you can write on them front and back. “You can stick to any smooth, dry surface like drywalls, windows, wallpaper, wood desk, doors and more. Their stable electrostatic charge lasts for weeks. Stick, re-stick and slide them around.”

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Oristand

Turn your sitting desk into a standing desk for only $25. This well-designed industrial-grade cardboard box sits on top of your desk, bring your workspace to the proper height to use when you are standing. “No screws. No assembly. No instructions.” Looks like you can set it up in seconds.

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Next Desk

Modern ergonomic standing desks, intentionally designed to eliminate toxic materials. All desks are made with solid bamboo or rubber wood, recycled aluminum, and a durable, nontoxic powder coat. And you get to design it yourself.

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Erector Desk

A standing desk (a work desk where you stand instead of sit) made of wood and steel and nothing else. I wrote to them asking “What is the finish on the wood?” and this was their reply…”The top is sanded and unfinished beech wood. We’ve experimented with some finishes and polishes but decided that we really like the matte look and feel of the untreated wood and that the tops hold up very well without being sealed. Another advantage is if you ever mark or dent the wood, you can just use a little sand paper to rub it out and the sanded portion will still match the rest of the top. We also really prefer not using a finish that would compel us to tell people that our tops are not food safe. We also don’t have to expose ourselves to more VOCs than necessary while making the desk which is definitely a plus! After all, we got into the standing desk business because we have an interest in healthfulness. I took a quick look at debraslist.com so I have a feeling you may feel the same way about these things :)”

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Lifta

A gorgeous and simple shelf made from unfinished solid wood, “designed with three goals in mind: lift your computer to the proper ergonomic height, offer a place to store peripherals, and keep your desk tidy.”

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U-Line

Plastic-free packaging for shipping, including corrugated cardboard boxes in more than 1200 sizes, corrugated wrap, stuffing materials, recycled wrapping paper, padded mailers (search for “Jiffy Padded Mailers”), and gummed paper tape. Also glass jars with metal lids for food storage. And maybe much more…more than 25,000 products. Seems like they have a lot of “old-fashioned” items, that were commonly in use before plastic came along.

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The Green Office

One-stop shopping for green office products. Icons make it easy to see green features of thousands of products at a glance, and separate the green products on the site from conventional office products. Mouseover the recycled icon, for example, and it will tell you instantly the percentage of recycled content of the product and percentage of post-consumer content. "We take the research out of responsible shopping by labeling and ranking our catalog by greenness, allowing you to balance price, performance, and sustainability." Discounts up to 75% off list. They also have consultants who will help you green your office.

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Treecycle

Specializes in high post-consumer recycled paper products, including office paper, stationery, binders, notebook, writing pads, folder, tissue products, printing papers, bags and packaging, food service items, and envelopes and mailers.

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ReBinder

Innovative and clever binders, portfolios, index tab dividers, pocket dividers, and more made from recycled paper. I have samples of these products and they are much high quality and more substantial that other similar recycled products. Contains some post-consumer and hemp fibers. Binder is fully recyclable and reusable–when the corrugated cardboard cover is worn, a new cover can be attached to the metal rings (comes in 1", 2" and 3" sizes). These products are sold only by the case, so share them with friends if a case is more than you need. Can also be custom printed for presentations. "ReBinder is the is only office product manufacturer whose ENTIRE line is designed to be zero waste."

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Staples

A general office supply store that carries hundreds of recycled office products. Type “recycled” into their on-site search box, and you will get pages of recycled products. If you want to search more specifically, type “recycled paper” or “recycled clipboard” or “recycled file folders” and you will get exactly what you are looking for. Staples has a commitment to the environment that goes beyond other warehouse office supply stores. They consistently have products with recycled content and have recycling, energy conservation and renewable energy programs throughout their chain. ” We now offer for sale more than 2,100 products with post-consumer recycled content, from 100%-recycled copy paper and recycled Post-it® Notes to remanufactured ink cartridges. We will continue to expand our selection of 30%+ recycled content products across all office supply categories.” More about their environmental commitment.

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Recycled Products Cooperative

A national non-profit cooperative that sells over 3000 recycled and remanufactured office products–including recycled paper, desk supplies, filing supplies, calendars, and more. All they sell is green office products, so it's easy to find the products you want. By becoming a member (free) you'll save money as well as the environment.

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Recycled Office Products

"We are a full line office products company that specializes in over 5,800 Recycled and Remanufactured products, ready for prompt delivery…We also offer printing services, custom binders and indexes all with Recycled stocks and Soy-based Inks…We only carry the finest products available from quality manufacturers around the country, and Canada. These products have the highest recycled contents and chlorine free qualities that we can find today." To find their recycled products, type "recycled" into the search engine. If you know what product you are looking for, type the product after "recycled" to get a shorter list. Not all products are recycled, but the ones that are are well marked.

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The Real Earth

"Our full-line office products catalog contains over 3,300 recycled products and the list is growing, bringing more options for environmentally benign, high quality products at better prices." To find their recycled products, type "recycled" into the search engine. If you know what product you are looking for, type the product after "recycled" to get a shorter list. Not all products are recycled, but the ones that are are well marked.

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Quill

A general office supply business that carries hundreds of recycled office products. Type "recycled" into their on-site search box, and you will get pages of recycled products. If you want to search more specifically, type "recycled paper" or "recycled clipboard" or "recycled file folders" and you will get exactly what you are looking for.

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PayItGreen

Information on how and why paying bills online, getting statements electronically, and setting up Direct Deposit can help the environment and reduce global warming. By switching to electronic bills, statements, and payments the average American household would, every year: save 6.6 pounds of paper, save 0.08 trees, not produce 171 pounds of greenhouse gases (equivalent to not driving 169 miles or preserving 24 square geet of forest from deforestation), not release 63 gallons of wastewater into the environment, and save 4.5 gallons of gasoline. If you have a computer anyway for other purposes, the environmental cost of paying bills electronically is only a minute amount of energy (and if you haven’t done so already, you can make that energy renewable by purchasing renewable energy certificates).

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Office World

A general office supply business that carries hundreds of recycled office products. Type "recycled" into their on-site search box, and you will get pages of recycled products. If you want to search more specifically, type "recycled paper" or "recycled clipboard" or "recycled file folders" and you will get exactly what you are looking for.

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Office Max

A general office supply business that carries hundreds of recycled office products. Type "recycled" into their on-site search box, and you will get pages of recycled products. If you want to search more specifically, type "recycled paper" or "recycled clipboard" or "recycled file folders" and you will get exactly what you are looking for.

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Office Depot

A general office supply business that carries hundreds of recycled office products. Type "recycled" into their on-site search box, and you will get pages of recycled products. If you want to search more specifically, type "recycled paper" or "recycled clipboard" or "recycled file folders" and you will get exactly what you are looking for. At my local store, if you bring in a printer cartridge for recycling, they will give you a free ream of recycled paper in exchange. Check your local store for this offer.

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Message Products

“A wide range of colorful checks are printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks. Royalties from every order go directly to the organization you choose.” You can choose from a good selection of animal, environmental, and social organizations, or designs that do not benefit any organization.

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Greener Printer

Full service printer using recycled paper and soy-based inks. Prints everything from business cards to booklets, posters, and folding cartons. Eco-audit statistics are calculated for each job based on the volume of your project and the recycled content of the paper you've chosen, so you can see exactly how much greenhouse gasses, water, energy, trees, and solid waste you've saved by using recycled paper.

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Green Earth Office Supply

Carries almost everything other office supply stores carry, except it's recycled or otherwise friendly to the earth. Here you'll find the 100% post-consumer recycled papers and tree-free papers as well as many more useful office items. They are adding new products all the time, so take a look.

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Dolphin Blue

"We deliver the highest quality, environmentally responsible office and business products attainable." Carries all recycled paper office products and tree-free papers, printed and unprinted stationary, and filing cabinets made with post-consumer recycled steel.

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Conservatree

Because more than 90% of printing and office papers have no recycled content, Conservatree has dedicated themselves to finding and cataloging all the recycled paper products in existence. Their site has extensive lists of products made from recycled or tree-free papers, including writing papers, tissue products, newsprint, gift wrap, wedding invitations, calendars, all-occasion cards, stationery and notecards, school and office supplies, and packaging products. Recycled contents range up to 100% postconsumer fibers. In addition, there is much background information, too, on papermaking, paper recycling, and how to choose paper. This is the site to learn all about the best environmental options for paper.

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Check Gallery

“The Environmental Check Company.” Personal checks printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink. “We use 24 lb. MICR bond paper with 20% post-consumer fiber, the highest possible using today’s technology.” Large selection of nature-inspired designs as well as the standards. NOTE: This link goes to an umbrella affiliate page. Enter “recycled” into the search box to access these recycled checks.

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Affordable Internet Services Online

"Web Hosting As Nature Intended". Their office and data center is powered by 120 real solar panels, not green energy certificates, solar tubes bring in natural light into the office during the day, and their AMD Opteron powered servers use sixty percent less energy and generate fifty percent less heat. Very affordable prices, too.

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