Latest Posts — Sustainability

Why The Raw Office decided to #BtheChange

Posted by Nick Riebel on

Why The Raw Office decided to #BtheChange

When The Raw Office officially launched in February of 2016, we were already familiar with the shared value associated with becoming a Certified B Corp.  Our founder, Jeff Golfman, has been an eco entrepreneur for the past 25 years – his previous venture was a Certified B Corp for several years. Becoming a B Corp was strategically part of the plan for success, as the missions and values showcased by member companies directly coincide with our own. Being a sustainably minded startup, we sought to operate along a company-wide triple-bottom-line: people, planet, and profit. B Corps can be defined as...

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Top 5 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Office Products

Posted by Brett Richardson on

Top 5 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Office Products

In celebration of Earth Month, we thought it best to highlight a few of the innovative ways to recycle and reuse old office products.  1. Send Writing Tools to TerraCycle A great way to rid yourself of old markers, highlighters, pens, and pencils is to donate them to TerraCycle's Writing Instruments Recycling Program. TerraCycle has partnered with Sharpie, Newell Rubbermaid, and Papermate in producing this effective recycling program. It's relatively simple: join the program. Begin collecting writing instruments. Send them off to TerraCyle, where they are recycled into new products like plastic storage containers. You can also order ZeroWaste boxes...

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Top 5 Tips To Tell If The Products You’re Buying Are Eco Friendly

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Top 5 Tips To Tell If The Products You’re Buying Are Eco Friendly

What can you do to increase your consumption responsibility? It starts with being more vigilant. Try not to get fooled, and look for the warning signs. Manufacturers who haven’t yet sought certification – take note. 1. Look for labels that are very specific. Much of the labeling and research performed by manufacturers goes on behind closed doors. Although the FTC warns companies against making broad, unsubstantiated claims of environmental friendliness, they don’t do much to aid consumers in sorting through the mounds of “greenwashed” products in order to find those that are truly eco friendly. Several of these labels, like...

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Finally, An Eco Friendly Office Supply Company That's Actually...Eco Friendly.

Posted by Nick Riebel on

Finally, An Eco Friendly Office Supply Company That's Actually...Eco Friendly.

But, are our office supplies a little TOO friendly?  We developed an extensive and comprehensive Raw Scoring system to ensure that all of the products on The Raw Office are eco forward. We dug up every environmental claim, label, and certification on the 75,000 products that we curated for possible inclusion on The Raw office. In classifying these based on impact, we developed a point system to rank the sustainability factor of each product on our website. A rating of 3.5 stars means that the product has a higher Raw Score than 91% of the hundreds of thousands of conventional office...

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