Although binding your documents is the best way to make them look professional, the sad thing is that many binding supplies simply aren’t eco-friendly. However, there are some greener supplies available and there are a few ways you can make the process more eco-friendly. Here are three of them:
- Use recycled paper and vegetable-based inks. Recycled paper is easy to come by these days, so it’s a great choice for your documents. Using a vegetable-based ink when printing your document is also a good idea, since this type of ink is free from nasty chemicals.
- Use eco-friendly binding implements. Eco-friendly binding supplies are becoming more common, so binding your work doesn’t need to be damaging to the environment. For example, you can use Eco-Coil spines with your coil binding machine. These coils are made from 100% post-consumer content and they can be recycled after use.
- Use paper covers. Although plastic covers look great, they can be hard to recycle and they take years to decompose in a landfill. Therefore, using paper covers is the way to go. They’re recyclable, break down easier, and will still give your work that finishing touch.
As you can see, it’s possible to make your work look professional and do something good for the environment. Try out these three methods the next time you need to bind your documents.