In celebration of Earth Week, the company my employer uses for office supplies included a free sample of the new Paper Mate®Biodegradable pen and mechanical pencil with our last order. I was able to grab the sample before my co-workers (partly because they all know that I love eco-friendly office supplies) and was very pleased with how the pen writes – very smooth line and does not smear on paper. I was so impressed with the construction and performance of the pen that I did a little research to find out if they had any other green products. Newell Rubbermaid, the makers of Paper Mate, has a vision of being an eco-efficient company and the Paper Mate®Biodegradable pen and pencil are just the beginning. Check their website for a complete explanation of the biodegradation process and other eco-friendly green products including pens and pencils made from recycled materials.
While I was reading about Paper Mate’s biodegradable pen, I found that there are companies that have biodegradable pens available that can be customized with logos and messages. Grassroots has a variety of eco-friendly products that are designed to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. Grassroots also works hard to make sure their own business is eco-friendly just like the products they offer. They also have biodegradable corn pens – – yes, these ballpoint pens are made from corn (except for the ink refill). The pen feels and looks like an ordinary plastic pen; however, it is made from a material derived from cornstarch so that it is completely biodegradable within about twelve months after being discarded. They have several colors to choose from and custom printing is available so you can share your eco-friendly, sustainable vision with customers. Green Promotional Items also has biodegradable pens for sale that can be customized with company logos or messages. The sustainable, biodegradable pens available from Green Promotional come in three designs and include a sleeve to add a professional touch. These pens are great for advertising your business as well as using within your company.
Once you sell your employer on biodegradable pens, introduce him or her to an entire line of eco-friendly office supplies. There are several great places to shop for eco-friendly office supplies online. BuyOnlineNow has a green office supply line that includes eco-friendly binders, folders, pens, desk accessories and paper. BuyGreen.com is not only dedicated to providing the best eco-friendly office supplies, office furniture and breakroom supplies they are themselves dedicated to being a green company. BuyGreen is dedicated to being a sustainable business reducing waste, saving energy and using resources efficiently.