Office supplies

Consider the following before purchasing office supplies:

  • Are they needed?

  • Are they well made; will they last?

  • Are they locally sourced; locally made?

  • Can they be recycled or composted?

sustainable purchasing office guide

Make sustainable choices when ordering from Amazon and Staples.

Download and share the sustainable office supplies guide.

Amazon and Staples

Amazon

  • Amazon Day | Consumers can select a day to ship all orders together. Choose this option before the cart is submitted to a processor, or moved to Workday. 
  • Frustration-Free Packaging Program | Find qualifying items that ship in their packaging and reduce packaging waste. Enter “frustration-free packaging” before the name of the item you would like to purchase in the search field. 

Staples

  • Filter search results to show sustainable items. Select “eco-conscious” from the “show only” drop-down menu.

Ordering tips

  • Buy in bulk and keep an inventory of frequently used items.

  • Combine orders to minimize individual deliveries.

  • Purchase paper through ASU Materials Management or SunRISE.

    • Look for the FSC Recycled label.

    • Look for 90% to 100% post-consumer recycled materials, uncoated and non-laminated.

Review the sustainable purchasing guidelines.