Go Vinyl Free in 2010

Binders are used every day by businesses of all sizes. Traditional binders are made of cardboard covered in vinyl (which, may I remind you, is known to be one of the worst plastics for the environment) with a plastic overlay and metal rings permanently attached. Overall they are very inefficient, harmful to the environment and almost impossible to recycle.

With all of the environmentally friendly options available, there is no better time to go vinyl free and invest in recycled and fully recyclable binders. Making the switch from vinyl to recycled binders will immediately reduce your company’s carbon footprint and result in no added implementation cost.

When determining which route to take, always take into account these guidelines: Reduce, Reuse, Renew.  

  • Reduce
    The recycled binder you choose to use should contain no vinyl or polyvinyl chloride (clear plastic); instead it should be made from recycled chipboard.
  • Reuse
    Look for a high content of PCW (post-consumer waste) and ensure the binder is fully recyclable. Most importantly, make sure the rings are designed to be easily removed for simple recycling (many are not!)
  • Renew
    Does the company that makes your binders operate on wind power or renewable energy? Do they provide carbon neutral shipping?

Green Books N Binders does all this and more. Our patent-pending Low-Carb Binder is made from 98% recycled material and contains recycled metal rings that can easily be removed for quick disposal.

Low-Carb Binders are available in two unique designs:

1. Low-Carb Original Ships flat with recycled metal rings that can be attached upon receipt with a snap-in fastener.

2. Low-Carb Ready – Ships assembled with removable rivets that can be unscrewed for easy recycling.

There are many add-ons to choose from as well.

Recycled tabs can be ordered blank, or printed black & white or full-color. The print area ranges anywhere from tab to full-bleed.

Pockets and half folders are also available. Pockets come slotted on one side for business cards and on the other for CD/DVDs.

Recycled labels come blank with any order of Low-Carb Binders. They can be custom printed and attached prior to receipt.

The Low-Carb Binder is fully recyclable and is designed to be easily taken apart. It is the perfect solution for all of your archival and communication needs, both internally and externally. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint (and who isn’t?), go vinyl free in 2010 with the Low-Carb Binder; your customers will thank you for it!

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Green Books N Binders Launches Low-Carb Binder™

Changing Age-Old Information Packaging Technology

LANGHORNE, Pa. – April 21, 2010 – Sustainable web-to-print company, Green Books N Binders, unveiled the Low-Carb Binder™ at the On Demand Trade show in Philadelphia this week. The patent-pending Low-Carb Binder is a technology breakthrough that is made from 98% recycled material and is fully recyclable. It transforms industry standards in its ability to ship flat, reducing cost and fossil fuel associated with distribution and storage.

Binders are used daily by businesses of all sizes. Unfortunately, the production, distribution, storage and recycling of binders remains inefficient and harmful to the environment. Traditional binders combine cardboard pieces wrapped in vinyl and clear overlay. Permanently riveted to a metal ring mechanism, they ship pre-assembled in oversized packaging resulting in exorbitant shipping costs. Stored in warehouses and office supplies closets, where real estate cost is a premium, binders eventually end up in landfills as it is nearly impossible to recycle their various components. Overall the process is inadequate, especially for a product that is used daily by every business.

The Low-Carb Binder™ addresses all of these issues and more. This ground-breaking product is made of recycled material and is fully recyclable. Low-Carb Binders ship flat and are designed to be easily assembled when needed, thanks to a snap-in fastener securing the recycled metal ring mechanism to the vinyl-free base. Disposal is done by simply snipping the fastener, freeing the metal from the chipboard so each piece can be recycled individually.

“The Low-Carb Binder is a technology breakthrough that will change the industry standard as we know it,” says Kate Elion, President. “It addresses all of the major issues associated with traditional binders and helps businesses maximize their triple bottom line. We are delivering a cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative to an age-old issue.”

The Low-Carb Binder™ is customizable and available in a variety of colors. It can be purchased from the Green Books N Binders website at www.GreenBooksNBinders.com.

About Green Books N Binders

Green by design, Green Books N Binders provides sustainable print solutions for businesses. Headquartered in Langhorne, PA, the web-based company is dedicated to providing eco-friendly printing for businesses while minimizing environmental impact. Green Books N Binders is active in the local eco-community, and is a member of the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia. Additional information can be found at www.GreenBooksNBinders.com.