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What is Green Technology?

Through green purchasing and sustainable practice customers of send a clear signal to the market that real demand exists for positive change. In turn, this signal triggers the innovation of greener products, narrows the price gap between green and conventional products, and furthers adoption by mainstream consumers. We invite you to join us in bringing sustainability to the workplace.

Products made with recycled material help to reduce waste and preserve natural resources. In general, there are two types of recycled material: (1) post-industrial, and (2) post-consumer. Post-industrial material comes from manufacturing processes where virgin resources go to waste. This material is collected and used in a product other than that for which it was originally harvested. Post-consumer material comes from products that are no longer used for their intended purpose. Recyclable products are separated from the waste stream, often broken down into raw materials, and then sold to manufacturers for reuse.

Total Recycled Material is the amount of post-industrial recycled material plus the amount of post-consumer recycled material contained in a product.

Post-Consumer Recycled Material is simply the amount of post-consumer recycled material contained in a product. Sometimes manufacturers do not report the amount of recycled material because of variance from batch to batch. In this case you will find the recycled content icon without the standard subscript indicating total and post-consumer percentages. It should be assumed that these products contain post-industrial and NOT post-consumer material.

ENERGY STAR is a government program that offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions, making it easy to save money while protecting the environment for future generations.

Energy efficient choices can save businesses about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice.

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