Ongoing consumables

Ongoing consumables are those materials that are purchased for the operations and maintenance of the building, as well as the operations of the business.

Examples of ongoing consumables are:

  • Ink toner
  • Daily office supplies (paper, staples, paperclips, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies

Ongoing consumables action items:

  • Purchase printer paper with post-consumer recycled content.
  • Purchase non-bleached printer paper.
  • Buy toner cartridges from remanufacturers or manufacturers who are willing to recycle used toners.
  • Install imaging machines that use cartridge free toner.
  • Use rechargeable batteries with low levels of heavy metals.
  • Look for items made from rapidly renewable materials.
  • Use green cleaning supplies that are free of harmful toxins.
  • Look for products manufactured locally or in your region.