Buy Recycled Products
Buying recycled is more important than people realize, but it's
also much easier than people think. After recyclables are collected
from our homes and offices they are processed and then sold to
manufacturers who make them into recycled products. In order for
manufacturers to keep making their products, we have to buy the
products. Purchasing recycled products "closes the loop" and tells
manufacturers to keep making those products. Look for products with
higher content of recycled materials. It increases the demand for
Download this brochure in PDF format (requires Acrobat Reader):
Fact Sheet: Buy Recycled Paper! by Susan Kinsella for the
Recycled Paper Coalition, published by the Buy Recycled Business
Alliance of the National Recycling Coalition.
Links to Other Web Sites:
Adapt Ad Specialty -- Recycled Products and more!
Co-Op America -- They help individuals and businesses find
products and services. They also offer services for businesses
through the Co-Op America Business Network.
Conservatree -- is a nonprofit catalyst and advocate for
ecologically sustainable paper markets, combining environmental
commitment with paper industry and technical savvy. They provide
practical tools and realistic strategies for successful
conversion to environmentally sound papers.
EarthSquare Carpet Renewal Program -- A revolutionary
process that renews and restyles modular carpet tiles.
Eco Golf -- Biodegradable golf tees made from corn and will
degrade within 1 year.
EcoMall -- Features links to hundreds of
environmentally-focused companies which offer everything from
non-toxic cleansers and paints, to recycled and tree-free paper.
Future Solutions, Inc. -- Features unique recycled &
environmentally friendly gifts and awards, such as: clocks,
clipboards, 3-ring binders, vases, coasters made from circuit
boards; home accents (lighting sconces and pendants, wall
mirrors, candleholders, lamps, night lights,etc. made from old
steel cans); and many other promotional gift ideas.
Global Recycling Network -- is dedicated to providing
recycled-content product information and recycling related
Green Disk -- High quality recycled disks.
Green Order -- Online marketplace for institutional buyers
and sellers of environmentally sound products. Features
comprehensive green supplier directory.
GreenSeal -- An independent rating organization that
maintains a list of its certified products including cleaning
products, paint, paper, and re-refined oil. The products
featured are those GreenSeal has found to be environmentally
Recycling -- Toothbrushes with handles made from recycled
plastics. Used brushes can be returned in postage-paid envelopes
and then they are sent to a plastic lumber company.
Resource Revival -- Resource Revival recovers used bicycle
parts to create artistic household items, gifts and promotional
The Recycled Promotions Source Book - features recycled
paper, plastic, glass, tire rubber, steel, and aluminum
products. Weisenbach manufactures and imprints products using
offset printing, glass etching, foil stamping, tampographic /
pad printing, screen printing, textile imaging, and die cutting.
Resources for Environmental Design Index -- More than 1,700
construction related products.
Rivanna Natural Designs -- creates environmentally
responsible awards and gifts.