Just like using recycled papers that are now sufficiently available in the market, with almost of the same quality when compared to paper materials that are produced from virgin pulps of trees. It doesn't only reduce the wastes we accumulate every year, it also saves power consumption and labor cost from cutting down trees and manufacturing new paper materials, plus it helps conserve our trees and other natural resources used in the initial production.
Plastic as we all know, and as we are definitely aware of the fact that these materials degrade through several affecting factors. Whereas plastic materials that are biodegradable can easily degrade through time when exposed to factors such as humidity and heat which protects the landfills from getting poison and contaminated for years. There are also corn-based plastic materials like Bio-Polymer Printer That's Composed Of Corn , which are made from fermented plant starch that are surely a renewable resource.
Reusing numerous old stuffs and materials, saves a large amount of energy consumption as compared to the initial production of new products. Recycled consumables are now commonly available in the market, aside from recycled paper materials that were mentioned, there also other office supplies like recycled eco-friendly toner cartridges or as it was categorized as a type of printer consumable called re-manufactured toner cartridges. Another earth friendly consumable related to printers, are the bio-based inks that are made from soy beans, and grape seed. Bio-based inks help in the process of paper recycling, since inks made from such resources can be easily separated from the paper during the recycling process, thus producing quality recycled paper materials.
To better improve our system, sometimes we need to try other options or walk through other paths to explore what is there beyond.