I love office supplies. Anyone who knows me has experienced this love. I have markers, pens, pencils, colored pencils, tape of every color and type, index cards, paper, glue, stickers. I'm very likely to bust out my collection of highlighters and colored pens, pictured above, in class to color-code my notes (yeah, I'm a dork. big time.). Really fun office supplies are one of the things I miss the most about teaching.
But most office supplies are tragically plasti-cized. Basically everything I just named is mostly plastic. Now, there are new ideas coming up (see the post on recycled paper pens below), but basically, I use plastic.
Here's where the contest comes in. Let me know your best anti-plastic office supply tip by leaving a comment. The most useful/most creative will win...an e-gift certificate to that office supply provider! (I'd hate to waste plastic in shipping and energy costs...so we'll do electronic. Unless you live nearby. Then I can mail you something.) So help me out and you'll get a boost too. The contest will end tomorrow (Sunday, May 3) at midnight.