Archive for the ‘Biodegradable and Recycled’ Category

Recycled and Biodegradable Products Promoted for Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The push to become more environmentally conscious has been an issue for quite some time. Although it may not always be easy, being aware of the products that you use and how you dispose of them is a great place to start.

C-Line has made a conscious effort in the past to contribute to this effort by releasing an entire line of recycled and biodegradable office products. You can find everything from recycled sheet protectors to biodegradable pencil cases.


Presentation Organized to Perfection

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Our blog sabbatical is over, and we are back! We know how much you must have missed us, so let’s get right to the organizational office product talk…

It comes as no surprise that presentations are an inevitable and necessary aspect of the business world.  Personally, I have a somewhat love/ hate relationship with preparing presentations. Although they tend to look great once everything is completed, I often struggle with how to assemble all the information.

This may be due in part to the fact that C-Line’s sample room provides a tremendous amount of options for how to organize documents. Everything ranging from presentation books to expanding files was at our disposable, and recently, a few coworkers and I probably considered every option imaginable.

We would normally opt for using C-Line’s three-ring binders with a heavyweight sheet protector to present the review to our customer. However, in this particular case, we wanted to be sure the customer could take notes directly on the pages, so they needed to be loose and accessible.


Store Ongoing Project Documents in Poly Envelope

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Have you ever considered using poly envelopes for document storage? Although it may seem unconventional, C-Line’s Biodegradable Reusable Envelopes have made it easy to keep track of ongoing project material.

I am currently enrolled in graduate school, and as it approaches mid-semester, my courses are in full swing. For each class, I typically have a large project that is worked on throughout the duration of the semester, and is presented to the class at the conclusion of the course.


Biodegradable Binder Pockets Make Storage Easy

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Since my experience using specifically C-Line products is rather limited, I have tried to make it a point to notice how they are being used internally by the staff. This has given me valuable insight into multiple uses for our office supplies.

C-Line Products Biodegradable Binder Pocket is one item, in particular, that can be a great tool to help organize ongoing communication with customers.


Biodegradable sheet protectors still offer archival quality

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

When someone thinks of a product being biodegradable, they sometimes also assume that the product won’t be of the same high quality that its non-biodegradable counterpart is.  But, I am here to tell you that our biodegradable poly sheet protector still provide the same archival quality document storage and protection you have always relied on.

Newest additions to the biodegradable line receive category nomination from NAOPA

Monday, July 12th, 2010
C-Line nominated for NAOPA category nominee environmentally friendly award
C-Line biodegradable expanding files were selected as finalists in the “Environmentally Friendly Product of the Year” category in the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA).

Earlier this year, C-Line’s new biodegradable letter size expanding files were nominated in the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA). Because of their biodegradability, the products received finalist honors in the “Environmentally Friendly Product of the Year” category.

C-Line was selected as a finalist in this category, along with four other products. Unfortunately, C-Line did not take top honors during the awards ceremony, which was organized by OPI and held last month during SP Richards’ annual Advantage Business Conference. Although C-Line did not win the category, it is still an honor to be recognized out of the over 270 products submitted across the eight categories.

Recycle your storage box with the Gimme 5 program

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

As many people know, most plastics are recyclable, just not in your area.  Some plastics have a high melting point and are, thus, difficult to recycle.  When this happens, recycling facilities won’t accept certain recycling numbers.  One of the hardest plastics to recycle are number 5  (PP) items.  These items are made from polypropylene, much like the majority of the C-Line product line.

The Gimme 5 recycling program is an initiative that helps consumers to recycle their rigid plastic, number 5 containers, such as yogurt cups and hummus tubs. Because many residential recycling programs don’t accept this type of plastic, they have designated certain retail locations for you to drop off your containers.  These locations include Whole Foods markets and select community co-op programs. If you don’t live near a participating location, the program also offers a mail return option.  Through the program, old containers are turned in such things as toothbrushes and razors.

Currently, the storage box is the only product we carry that is rigid enough for this program. When you have used your storage box for the last time, either consider donating it to a local Goodwill store or other local donation center, or turning it in to the Gimme 5 program. And hopefully, the program will be extended to include softer versions of polypropylene so you won’t have troubles recycling your sheet protectors, project folders, etc.

Again, happy Earth Day!

Plastic sheet protectors can be good for the environment

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

When I typically think of a plastic product, very rarely does a term like “environmentally friendly” also occur to me.  Did you know that plastic sheet protectors can be made in such a way that is less harmful for the environment?

Check out just a few of the ways this common office product can help you to help the planet’s ecosystem:

Tax time organization tips for your papers

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

April 15th is just over a week away.  Many people are or will be scrambling to file their tax returns by the deadline. Do you know one of the major reasons people delay the filing? Yes, it is true that some delay it for strategic financial reasons, but for many it is because they loathe gathering up all the paperwork necessary to file.  Throughout the year, you collect random bits of information that are necessary to file your tax return.  Some people just throw them in a drawer and don’t think about it until the following April. If you are one of those people, here are some tax time organization tips for you: (more…)

A name badge holder that helps protect the environment

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

About this time last year, C-Line introduced a new type of name badge holder to the product line. In case you missed the introduction, the product was the biodegradable name badge holder.