Recycling @ Office

Keep office documents separate and confidential and start closing The Paper Loop


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Close the paper loop

Most of the materials used in the office are made from paper. And paper is the number one natural resource that is relatively easy to recycle and reuse. You can close the paper loop yourself so that it can be recycled and reused.

This is how you can contribute:

  • Buy recycled office paper.
  • Separate your paper and keep it confidential with a paper shredder.
  • Ask your suppliers for paper substitutes for plastic packaging.
  • Ask your waste management company for a separate container for your papers.

‘Paper Soup’ does not exist in the ocean because paper is biodegradable.

Eco friendly office picks

Below you’ll find a list with our picks of products to kickstart your Zero Waste office.


100% recycled copy & printing paper

Most printer paper is made of new paper, so a virgin resource has been used to manufacture this multipurpose printing paper. Recycled printer paper, on the other hand,  is made of used documents. So this is a true eco friendly product, because it reuses an old resource.

Our required specifications for office paper:

We recommend these packs of 100% recycled office paper:


Printworks 100 Percent Recycled Multipurpose Paper
By: Printworks

  • Sheet amount: 400 sheets (white)
  • Sheet size: 8.5 x 11 Inches
  • Item weight: 4 pounds

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Boise Aspen 100% Recycled White Office Paper (10 pack)
By: Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.

  • Sheet amount: 5.000 sheets / 10 pack (white)
  • Sheet size: 8.5 x 11 Inches
  • Item weight: 50 pounds

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Mohawk 100% Recycled Color Copy/Laser Paper
By: Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.

  • Sheet amount: 500 sheets (white)
  • Sheet size: 8.5 x 11 Inches
  • Item weight: 6.6 pounds

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Reliable paper shredders

Paper documents are everywhere in offices. And to prevent loss of confidential information it is important to keep old documents separated and confidential. It is recommended to follow a shred all policy in your company. This policy means that every single document will be shredded before it goes in to the recycling process.

Our required specifications for paper shredders:

We recommend these easy to use paper shredders:


Fellowes Powershred W11C (Cross-Cut) Paper and Credit Card Shredder with Safety Lock
By: Fellowes

  • Shred capacity: 11 sheets
  • Bin capacity: 4.75 gallons
  • Cool down after: 5 minutes

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AmazonBasics 24-Sheet (Cross-Cut) Paper, CD, and Credit Card Shredder
By: AmazonBasics

  • Shred capacity: 24 sheets
  • Bin capacity: 7 gallons
  • Cool down after: 25 minutes

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Fellowes Powershred 60Cs 10-Sheet (Cross-Cut) Paper and Credit Card Shredder with SafeSense Technology
By: Fellowes

  • Shred capacity: 10 sheets
  • Bin capacity: 6 gallons
  • Cool down after: 6 minutes

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Pro tips for optimal paper shredding results

  1. Always make use of official shredder oil. We recommend to oil your shredder everytime the bin is full. To oil a shredder make a cross on a sheet of paper with the oil and place another sheet on top. Then shred this ‘oil sandwich’.
  2. Do not use a strip-cut shredder for your confidential papers. The paper strips are still readable and documents are easy to reconstruct. When shredding confidential documents we recommend to invest in a cross-cut shredder or micro-cut paper shredder.

100% recycled hygiene paper

Did you know that shredded (confidential) documents are an important ingredient to produce hygiene paper? This means that you can really close the paper loop at your office. By shredding your documents you contribute to the production of environmentally friendly tissue paper, such as toilet paper and paper towels.

Our required specifications for recycled hygiene tissue:

We recommend these paper hygiene products:


Boardwalk 12GREEN Green Seal Recycled Paper Towel, Single-Fold, 9″ Width x 10″ Length, White (16 Pack of 250)
By: Boardwalk

  • Type: Paper towels
  • Amount: 16 packs (250 towels per pack)
  • Recycle ratio: 100% recycled, exceeds EPA guidelines

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Scott Multifold Paper Towels (01804) with Fast-Drying Absorbency Pockets, White, 16 Packs / Case, 250 Multifold Towels / Pack
By: Scott

  • Type: Paper towels
  • Amount: 16 packs (250 towels per pack)
  • Recycle ratio: 60% recycled fiber / 40% post-consumer waste

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Scott Bulk Toilet Paper Individually Wrapped Standard Rolls, 2-PLY, White, 20 Rolls / Convenience Case, 550 Sheets / Roll
By: Kimberly-Clark Professional

  • Type: Toilet paper
  • Amount: 20 rolls (550 sheets per roll)
  • Recycle ratio: 25% recycled fiber / 75% post-consumer waste

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