Over the last couple of decades I have used, revised and rejected more document filing systems than I care to recall. While I never plan to go paperless, I do hope to convert many of my less useful files to PDFs and leave current and active files or vital documents as paper. And I plan… Continue reading Low plastic office: manila folders
When the green-garbed cookie pushers come my way, I hide: I just love those waist-bulging Thin Mints much too much. But if others don’t abstain, you might be able to benefit in a way that respects creative re-use, and indirectly reduce plastic consumption. I discovered an empty Thin Mints carton (that holds 12 boxes) is… Continue reading Girl Scout cookies hack
Some of my favorite erasers are proudly and plainly “plastic” — so once they’re used up I’ll get no more. Natural gum rubber erasers are available and presumably biodegradable. The last one I got wasn’t even packaged but a promotional piece from an arts supply store.
Does anyone have a source for index cards without a plastic wrapper. Back when I was younger, you could get them — and index tabs; which can be gotten in pasteboard boxes — bound in a band of paper. Perhaps from an office supply source, rather than a retailer? Please leave me a lead in… Continue reading Source? Index cards without plastic
You can, of course, avoid using plastic pens (even fountain pens) by using wooden pencils. But they need to be sharpened. KUM makes these small, elegant and metal sharpeners that I’ve seen loose in art-supply stores. A nice stocking stuffer, I’d think, too.
Like my shaving, I adopted fountain pens years ago because I prefer the experience of writing with them. Most modern fountain pens — the inexpensive ones anyway — are almost all plastic, however, and that’s not good. Twisting open to refill, uncapping and recapping . . . the plastic fails. So I moved to mostly-metal… Continue reading Low plastic office: pens