Select from our Environmentally Friendly Suppliers



GW’s faculty and staff are encouraged to purchase environmentally-friendly products and services that are made with post-consumer recycled content, energy efficient, and/or bio-based materials. To make this directive easier, Procurement encourages our contract suppliers to identify these types of products and services in their online iBuy catalogues created for the GW iBuy system.

Participating suppliers currently offering environmentally friendly services and products in their online product catalog include:

Eco Easy StaplesOffice Supplies

Staples is GW’s preferred contract supplier of office and related technology products. It has expanded its offering of environmentally friendly office products in iBuy+. 

  • Recycling Containers: A wide range of Rubbermaid Recycling Containers are now available in the Staples online ordering catalog in iBuy+.
  • Copier Paper: Staples® Brand 100% Recycled Copy Paper #620014 (green-top box, 8 ½ x 11, 20 lb., 92 Brightness, 100% PCR content) is now available in iBuy+ for an additional cost of only $7.93 per case over 30% Recycled paper (item #492072.  GW no longer uses virgin (non-recycled) paper. 

To review additional green products, visit Staples via iBuy+ then navigate to their left menu and click on Eco-conscious Products.

Staples Inc. is working to achieve their vision of Making More Sustainable Choices.

EIS Office SolutionsRecycling Program

Procurement has partnered with EIS Office Supply to provide easy, convenient and green remanufactured toner and ink cartridges as well as recycling programs for ALL your used ink and toner cartridges. Rather than shipping your used ink or toner cartridges individually, EIS is consolidating shipments for the entire university. If you need a collection box for used ink and toner cartridges, please send an email request to EIS Office Solutions and a box will be delivered to you free of charge. To request a pick-up of your used cartridges, simply send an email with your name, address and suite/office to Tony Bott. It's easy, it's convenient, it's free … why wouldn't you recycle?

Dupli-GraphicStationery from Dupli

GW branded stationery is available in iBuy+ from Dupli. Procurement supports the university's commitment to sustainability by utilizing a new earth-friendly, recycled-fiber paper stock for business cards, letterhead and envelopes. Their stationery, which is Green Seal certified, is printed on Mohawk Fine Paper’s 30% post-consumer process chlorine-free waste fiber. The electricity used to manufacture this paper is offset with 100% Green certified wind certificates.

Additional environmentally friendly iBuy suppliers are:

Office Furniture

  • Haworth
  • KI (Krueger International)
  • Knoll
  • Steelcase

Office Products and Equipment Suppliers

  • Apple
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Staples

Research Product Suppliers

  • Fisher Scientific
  • New England Bio Labs

Please direct all green supplier related questions to Eric Ritterbusch in Procurement.