With the new school year quickly approaching, these new eco-friendly binders caught our eye. The binders are from TerraCycle who has teamed up with OfficeMax. TerraCycle creates their products by gathering items that would normally end up in landfills and uses these wastes as the raw materials for their products. For example, the binders are made from 100% recycled cardboard and 90% recycled metal rings. OfficeMax will carry TerraCycle’s line of eco-friendly office/school supplies which in addition to the binders will include eco pencil holders, all purpose cleaner, window cleaner, degreaser, trash cans and recycling bins.
TerraCycle decided to team with OfficeMax because according Tom Szaky CEO and Founder of TerraCycle “At TerraCycle, we believe that OfficeMax is the ideal retailer for our products [because] they share our vision of making products from waste and supplying them to a mass audience without charging a premium.” With prices ranging from $3.99 for a 1 inch binder to $4.99 for a 2 inch binder, they are definitely competitively priced. To complete the recycling “cycle,” OfficeMax will take back the binders once their life has been exhausted. For more info visit the TerraCycle site or this site.