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Plastic Free July

Date Published: 05-07-2021   Published By: OfficeStationery

No matter where your life takes you, whether you are employed, travelling, unemployed, a home maker or something else entirely, you are sure to hear about the importance of recycling, reducing waste and helping the environment, on a regular basis. No matter how much you hear about it and do your best to improve your carbon footprint, we continue to harm the environment. One of the biggest offenders to this is plastic. Plastic is the number one product used by people every single day, despite the damage that it causes. We as the human race produce an eye watering 300 million tons of plastic each year and only 10-13% of this is recycled.

July has become Plastic Free July. This is to help combat this issue and educate us to become more aware of our plastic usage. We are encouraged to avoid all plastic products, particularly single use plastics, for the entire month. 

Single use plastics are the largest contributor to the plastic pandemic. These plastics are used only once before being thrown away or recycled. Avoiding single use plastics is probably one of the trickiest tasks of all, as so many of our everyday items fall into this category without us realising. These items include straws, drinks bottles, food packaging, disposable cutlery, carrier bags, cigarette filters, and much, much more. 

We at Office Stationery are always looking for ways to improve our carbon footprint as a company and are continuously trying to find eco friendly, biodegradable and plastic free products. We know that when you are trying to find products to make your business more environmentally friendly, finding the right things can be a minefield. So, to help is any way that we can with #PlasticFreeJuly, we have put together a list of items that your company may regularly use that you can replace with these plastic free alternatives -

Osco Bamboo 3 Tier Tray 

Cheap Stationery Supply of Osco Bamboo 3 Tier Tray Office Statationery This stylish looking letter tray set will help to keep your desk and documents oganised.

Osco Bamboo Desk Organiser

Cheap Stationery Supply of Osco Bamboo Desk Organiser Office StatationeryThis stylish looking deks organiser set will help to keep the smaller items on your desk oganised such as                                                                             pens, paperclips and staples.

Sellotape Zero Plastic 24mm x 30m

Cheap Stationery Supply of Sellotape Zero Plastic 24mm x 30m 2635499 Office StatationeryThis Sellotape works just as well as the Original Golden Sellotape but is 100% plant based and plastic free.

Document Enclosed Wallets

Cheap Stationery Supply of All Paper Documents Enclosed Wallets A6 (Pack of 1000) MA07628 Office StatationeryThese Document Enclosed Wallets are made from transparent paper and allow barcodes and other                                                                                    information to be scanned and viewed without removing the contents.

Packaging Tape and Packing Tape Dispenser

Cheap Stationery Supply of GoSecure Standard Gummed Paper Tape 48mm x 200m 60gsm PB07633 Office Statationery      Cheap Stationery Supply of Go Secure Dispenser for Water Activated Gummed Paper Tape PB07652 Office Statationery This gummed packing tape is extremely strong and once activated by water using the special dispenser, provides a reliable and tamper evident seal. This is also 100% recyclable and does not need to be removed from cardboard boxes to be recycled.

Padded Envelopes

These padded Jiffy bags use 100% recycled paper fibre lining and are puncture and tear resistant.

Disposable Cups

Cheap Stationery Supply of Ingeo Ultimate Eco Bamboo 16oz Biodegradable Disposable Cups 0511225 Pack of 25 Office StatationeryThese disposable cups are made from bamboo and feature a double base design to keep drinks warmer for                                                                        longer.

Reusable Cups

Cheap Stationery Supply of MyCafe Reusable Bamboo Cup 350ml LPHBAMCMC350 Office StatationeryThis reusable cup is made from bamboo fibres and includes a silicone lid and heat sleeve to keep your                                                                                 hands safe.

 

If you would like more ideas and information on how you can get involved with Plastic Free July, head over to www.plasticfreejuly.org/ . You can also check out our environmentally friendly products HERE.

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