Monday, February 28, 2011

want a tip on going "green"? check out "rebinders"

regular readers know that i usually write about food...local, organic or sustainably grown food...and share recipes that follow the philosophy " use the best quality possible ingredients and then don't muck it up with overly complicated techniques".  but real food is only one way to be a bit greener.  today i want to tell you about a company i discovered that is helping to promote landfill diversion (a philosophy we strongly support) and has created some really cool products.

i received samples of eco-friendly notebooks, binders, folders, cd covers and notepads from a company call rebinder with a request to review them.  my policy regarding product reviews is:
1. i only blog about products i like and would personally use AND
2. the items must reflect our "live a green life of style" motto.

let me tell you...rebinder really meets the criteria...i am a fan.

a bit about rebinder from their website info page:

"Each year, over 500 metric tons of toxic PVC ends up in landfills as the result of vinyl binders that people use. Today we should expect more. Products should be made in our country, with our workers, out of responsible materials with the intention that no landfill be required. ReBinder meets that demand.

ReBinder is the only true zero waste office supply manufacturer and the brand of choice for customers looking for sustainable, quality office supplies. Assembled by a local, AbilityOne certified disabled workforce, all ReBinder product materials are sourced from responsibly managed forests and verified FSC and SFI certified sources. With each purchase of ReBinder products, solid waste, greenhouse gas, energy, tree and water consumption are reduced.

"ReBinder products have recently been nominated for the Best Office Products in North America. Learn more about our product line and how they stack up against traditional vinyl binders.

Making products responsibly means considering the source of the materials, the use of the products and where they end up at the end of their life. When used for Sales & Marketing, Events & Training or simply every day internal use, our innovative, durable and practical products raise both brand and environmental awareness while helping responsible organizations reduce solid waste and lower their carbon footprint.

Together, our customers have saved:
-Millions of pounds of greenhouse gases
-Millions of gallons of water
-Tens of thousands of trees
-Tens of billions of BTUs of energy
-Hundreds of tons of solid waste

As a privately owned business in Seattle, Washington, our philosophy embraces a balanced approach to providing exceptional value to our customers with products that reduce the environmental footprint of our industry and our customers."

rebinder sent me samples of their cd sleeves  (called  re-play and resleeve eliminating the need for plastic cd, dvd and computer disk sleeves and cases),   tab dividers (retabs),   recycled notebooks (rebinder) , a presentation folder ( repocket) and a really cool (my favorite) composition notebook (rewrite).  the items are made from recycled corrugated cardboard or chipboard.  their "kraft paper" brown look is clean and elegant with a terrific feel.  i love they way they look.  i would use them for storage, filing and organization at both home and work offices.  my only call out is i don't think they would be durable for heavy daily use....but all other needs...perfect.  i have begun to use my samples...will keep you posted on the durability factor.

i love the eco-friendly components of this product line.  i love the look.  i admire their commitment to strong corporate citizenship and giving back demonstrated with their hiring a certified disabled workforce.  good people, terrific items...check them out. 

to view their line and  to learn more about the company, please visit the rebinder website
diane padoven

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"live a green life of style™ "

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Julie said...

Thanks for telling us about this company Diane!

Mike H. said...

Diana, I love the idea of Rebinder. I'm always on the lookout for quality office supplies. The fact that it's sustainable makes it all the better!