December 11, 2015 2 min read

zero waste office supplies

We get calls regularly from government offices, schools and company and who are finally trying to tackle the 'store room' filled with beat up and sad vinyl binders. It's so heartbreaking and unnecessary.

The next time you need to purchase binders and someone says "Oh, just get the cheapest ones" remember to pull out this handy side-by-side comparison. Sometimes saving a few pennies isn't the most important thing in the long run!

Compare ReBinder to Traditional Vinyl Binders:

Binder Type:

Vinyl or Poly Binder


Materials Used:

  • Sheet PVC/Vinyl Polypropylene, Polyethylene (All Petroleum Products)
  • Paper board insert (three cut pieces)
  • 3 Ring Metal Assemblies
  • Rivets
  • Recycled Corrugated Cardboard or Chipboard
  • Ring Metals
  • T-nut and Screw (for easy cover replacement)

Manufacturing Process:

  • Refining, Drilling and or mining for ingredients to make PVC, Polypropylene, or Polyethylene
  • Compounding and Extruding of PVC, Polypropylene, or Polyethylene
  • Calendaring (rolling) of Plastic into sheets of film.
  • Cutting of film into sheets
  • Sandwiching three paperboard sheet between two sheets of film to Heat Seal it.
  • Riveting Ring Metals into each binder
  • Locally sourced post consumer and post industrialrecycled content paperboard
  • Materials come from responsible sources and sustainable forests.
  • End result is corrugated cardboard or chipboard material
  • Sheets of board are converted locally


  • 3 ring binder that is made to last a life-time and then some.
  • Off gassing of PVC or other petroleum product
  • Ring metals that are near impossible to remove - for the potential of ever recycling
  • A cover that can't be recycled in a commercial curbside recycling program
  • Waste for future generations
  • ReBinder - A name and product you can trust
  • A fully recyclable and reusable 3 Ring Binder
  • A cover that can be easily recycled or composted end of life
  • The ability to replace just the cover saves you moneyof buying a new binder
  • More than just a binder - ReBinder is a Conversation Piece

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