Green Books N Binders Receives National Recognition for Offering “Low-Carb” Binder Solutions for Businesses

Jerome Elion accepts the WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award.

 

LANGHORNE, PA – June 2, 2010 — Sustainable web-to-print company, Green Books N Binders announced today that the technology breakthrough Low-Carb Binder™ has won the “Beyond Environmental Sustainability” award in the 2010 Environmental Innovation Awards. Presented by WhatTheyThink and Unisource, this award recognizes a leading-edge solution or initiative involving unique creativity.  

“We received more than 50 applications for the second annual WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Awards. The Low-Carb Binder is a great concept that reduces waste throughout the product life cycle. Clearly Green Books and Binders went beyond certification and compliance to create a unique solution to a common problem,” says Gail Nickel-Kailing, Managing Editor, WhatTheyThink Going Green.  

The WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Awards took place in Atlanta, GA, on May 18, 2010. The patent-pending Low-Carb Binder is a ground-breaking binder made from 98% recycled material. 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 and freeing the metal from the chipboard, so each piece can be recycled individually, thereby reducing the binder’s “carbon footprint”.  

“Receiving the Beyond Environmental Sustainability award is a great honor for Green Books N Binders,” says Kate Elion, President. “Beyond the recognition for our innovative work, the award is a milestone in our effort to communicate to businesses that taking a step as simple as changing binder usage has a significant impact on the environment. Contrary to most sustainable programs, no investment is required for companies to immediately reduce their carbon footprint. ”  

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

In the above photo are: (Left to Right): Allan Dragone, CEO Unisource, Tom Wright, Neenah Paper, Jerome Elion, VP Marketing, Green Books N Binders, Randy Davidson, CEO, WhatTheyThink , James Dunn, President Heidelberg USA, Steven DeVoe, GM, New Page

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How Serious Are You About Sustainability?

Traditional binders are made of multiple pieces of vinyl and PVC – some of the most environmentally harmful plastics. Sealed together with a heat press, the assembly of traditional binders makes recycling nearly impossible. As a result, most (if not all) vinyl binders end up in landfills.

Simply changing binder usage can have a significant impact on the environment.

Made of 98% recycled material, vinyl free and designed to be easily taken apart for recycling, the Low-Carb Binder immediately reduces your company’s carbon footprint. With prices comparable to vinyl binders, the Low-Carb Binder can help your company reach its sustainability goals with no investment or added cost.  

Take the first step. Go Vinyl Free.

Where does your vinyl go?

Binders are used every day by businesses of all sizes. They typically are used until they begin to fall apart at which point they are no longer useful. When the vinyl cracks or rips or the rings lose strength, it’s time to replace your binder – so what do you do with the old one? Most likely you toss it in your office wastebasket, not thinking about the ramifications of that action. When vinyl binders are thrown into a regular wastebasket, they will end up in a landfill. Since PVC is known to be one of the “worst” plastics for the environment and is not biodegradable, those vinyl binders will sit in that landfill, causing environmental damage for years to come.

Of course there is the alternative to recycle your vinyl binder, but have you ever tried? It would include a laborious process of ripping vinyl off three (yes, three) separate pieces of cardboard, and attempting to remove metal rings which were riveted with a machine (i.e. not intended for removal). And then the question arises of what to do with the vinyl once you’ve removed it. Who has the time, energy or patience to do that?

Vinyl binders are harmful to the environment and difficult to recycle and until now they were the only option for looseleaf paperwork or presentations.

Enter the Low-Carb Binder™.

The Low-Carb Binder is an innovative product that simplifies not only the production process of binders, but perhaps more importantly, the recycling process. Made of 100% recycled chipboard and recyclable metal rings that can be attached upon receipt, the Low-Carb Binder changes the face of binders forever. They ship flat, are designed for easy disposal and can be customized to fit any brand with unique (and eco-friendly) spine wraps and labels. And you’re not sacrificing quality – Low-Carb Binders are just as durable as those harmful vinyl binders you’re currently using. See for yourself. Order a sample.

Reduce your carbon footprint. Go Low-Carb today.

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.