You can go green at home with your cleaning products, lawn care and food choices, but what about at the office? There're your no-brainers – adding a plant to your desk for air purification and investing in a reusable coffee cup – but what about actual office supplies, such as technology? Computers and their accessories are made of pesky plastic, which takes forever to decompose. To save Mother Nature from roughly 450 years of breaking down this modern material, it might be helpful to look for alternatives.
A little-known secret is that bamboo is a great substitute for plastic. Yes, the natural material used to make tiki bars is as durable as the lab-created wonder material that we've been using since "better living through chemistry." On top of that, bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials in the world. Not only does it decompose quickly, is it resilient to various weather conditions, grows way faster than hardwood trees and produces 35% more oxygen. Bamboo could replace most plastic pieces of office supplies and give us a little "better living through nature." Take a peek at some of iZen's eco-friendly, bamboo office supplies that add a little green to your workplace or home office without sacrificing quality or style.
- The iZen Bamboo Keyboard is the first eco-friendly keyboard to hit the market. Get it with Bluetooth capability and you'll also have the first eco-friendly Bluetooth product! By simply replacing the plastic components of a traditional keyboard with bamboo, it allows for much faster biodegradation when its time is up and, not to mention, a unique style. It is available in a variety of thicknesses so if you prefer one of those super-thin keyboards, you're in luck.
- The iZen Bamboo Calculator is similar to the keyboard in that it replaces the plastic components of a calculator with bamboo. What makes it extra special is that it is solar powered and automatically powers off to conserve its electricity. It's also easy to clean and you won't have to worry about spilling your coffee on it – it's waterproof too!
- iZen's bamboo tablet and smartphone stands will keep you from purchasing a junky plastic one that will fall into pieces within a year and spend half a century decomposing. Available in a travel model as well, you can pack it in your laptop bag and show it off on business trips.