Sustainability in the office
Onyx and Green offers a complete range of office and school products made from recycled, natural, and post-consumer materials. By using bamboo, stone, corn starch, sugar cane, and biodegradable fabrics like ramie, jute, and cotton, they're crafting creative solutions in environmentally friendly ways!
Many of their pencil cases and school bags utilize natural and recycled fabrics that are not only biodegradable and recyclable, but are practical and durable, from the day you get them to the day you recycle them. They also highly encourage upcycling when possible. This has inspired their recycled products line, with items like post-consumer recycled paper, post-industrial recycled plastic, recycled rubber, newspaper, PET bottles, milk cartons, and aluminum. By reusing these materials, their office supplies have the same durable construction, but create less waste than traditional manufacturing.
When many people think of office and school supplies, they immediately think of paper. As one of the most used office items, Onyx and Green wanted to find sustainable alternatives that could reduce harmful deforestation. Their Stone Paper uses recycled construction site debris to create a paper product without any wood, water, or bleach. Crushed stones are converted into flawless white paper that is waterproof and tear resistant. They also utilize sugarcane fibers for their Bagasse paper, another ecologically friendly alternative to traditional wood paper. By using the often-wasted byproducts of sugar manufacturing, they turn sugarcane into a white paper indistinguishable from traditional paper. Plus, the process uses less bleach, water, and energy than traditional manufacturing.
Not only are their products low-impact, they strive to extend their impact to their packaging. Onyx and Green uses recycled materials for their packaging, and they print their labels with soy-based ink that has a lower impact than traditional ink. While Onyx and Green's already has established groundbreaking sustainable practices, they continue to look for new, creative ways to reduce their impact. Their packaging is constantly upgraded as they look for the most eco-conscious design for their dedicated customers.