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It Feels Good To Be Green....

We only have one Earth to call home, and the efforts we make to sustain our environment will lead to a better future for us, our children, and our children's children. Here are some suggestions about how your purchasing decisions can make a real difference in the health and well-being of our planet:

Purchase 30% to 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Content Paper and Paper Products.

  • Recycled papers are virtually the same as their non-recycled counterparts, with similar performance, color, and cost. Every ton of recycled paper saves 380 gallons of oil and 17 trees.
  • Producing recycled paper results in 74% less air pollution, 35% less water pollution, and cuts our country's solid waste load by more than a third.
  • To help you make more "green" buying decisions, you'll find percentages to recycled content in paper and paper products listed in Midwest's Go Green Catalog.
  • Look for our NatureSaver brand, which includes everything from recycled add rolls to business envelopes and desk pads.

Use Remanufactured Toner Cartridges and Recycle Them Again After Use.

  • Today's remanufactured and refilled toner cartridges provide comparable quality to new cartridges and the cost per copy is 30% to 60% less.
  • Remanufacturing saves oil and an estimated 4 million cubic feet of landfill space per year.

Set Up an Office Recycling Program Using The Recycling Containers You'll Find In The Go Green Catalog Under "Waste Containers."

  • Also look for the recycled products symbol throughout the catalog. This symbol indicates items that are made from recycled materials.

Use Cleaning Products That Are Effective, But Do Not Contain Harmful Chemicals That Can Contaminate The Environment and Endanger Health.

  • Choose "green-approved" brands such as Simple Green and Envirocare that reduce these environmental risks. You'll find several products by these brands in this catalog.
  • Use the online Green Cleaning Pollution Prevention Calculator to help quantify the environmental benefits of using "green-approved" products at your facility. Visit www.ofee.gov/janitor/index.asp.

Symbols To Look For.....

If you see this symbol you will know that the products meet the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy.
Products carrying the Green Seal Certification mean the products meet strict environmental testing and evaluation standards.
  The Recycled symbol identifies products made from recycled materials. Look for items with the highest amount of post consumer content.