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 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. 


  • 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.