LabSYNC Point P-2 and P-3
Problem: Virgin resources are extracted and depleted to create paper and supplies that have no recycled content.
Solution: Research and purchase paper and supplies with 50% recycled content when looking to make this type of purchase. Many supplies can be purchased that are made from post-consumer waste. Here are a few: envelopes, file folders, pens, pencils, name badges, post-its, labels, and notepads.
Benefit: You promote recycling and the diversion of resources to the landfill while at the same time obtaining the products you need.
Costs: There are little to no costs for alternatively purchasing products with a high recycled content.