11/02/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

8 Ways to Green Your Office Supplies

Whether you work in a Fortune 500 company or a one-person home office, you're going to use office supplies. Here's eight ways to go green that will also save your business some green.

1. Buy in Bulk

Buying in bulk makes sense for a variety of reasons. You'll save money over the long-haul. You'll make less trips to the office supply store. You'll also cut down on packaging such as cardboard boxes and plastic bags. Ordering supplies in bulk online will also get you lower or free shipping.

2. Reuse and Recycle Packaging

Regardless of how large your order is, you're going to end up with packaging to dispose. Use Earth911 to find out where to recycle packaging. Before you do, though, consider ways it can be reused:

* Cardboard boxes can be used to ship packages or move items around, and they can be collapsed when not in use to take up little space.

* Plastic bags, bubble wrap and packing peanuts can be used to store and protect valuables.

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