"A vinyl binder is cheaper and more durable."
But cheaper and "more durable" are catching up with us (with a vengeance).
Vinyl is more durable, as in forever. Once vinyl binders are made, they're here for the longest of hauls. For what? Storing class papers?? As a species, some of our priorities need work.
Wisdom Supply is making the only Zero-Waste Binder on the market; produced by a small, purpose-driven, women-owned B-Corp operating out of a one room warehouse/office staffed by the founders and a few local students on a shared mission to prevent waste.
The act of assembling the binder is intended to imprint the repairability of the product, as well as to spur thought about waste and product design. Assembly requires 5 minutes and a Phillips head screwdriver.
Zero-Waste Binder Kit Includes:
- Pre-Drilled Cover
- 1" Binder Mechanism
- 2 Posts + 2 Screws
- 1 Set of Binder 5-Tab Dividers
- 1 Slash Pocket Folder
- How-To Instructions
If Wisdom Binders were pre-assembled, the replaceable, recyclable cover feature would be overlooked, and the binders would continue to be landfilled once they were worn out.
**Cardboard binders without replaceable covers are considered “mixed materials waste” and are destined for landfill.
***Nothing“composts” in a landfill - whatever goes in permanently increases to the larger toxic mass.
Waste is a design flaw.
- 100% Recycled Cover
- 100% Recyclable Cover
- Binder Spine: 1 3/4"
- Metal D-Ring: 1"
- Length x Width: 11 1/2" x 10 1/2"
- Cardboard Thickness: 1/8"
Made in a wind-powered factory in the United States.
About Wisdom Supply Co.
Wisdom Supply Co. was founded by two plastic pollution activists stunned into action by the staggering waste created every year from the plastic, vinyl, and spiral-bound school supplies the students were instructed to purchase.
The best time to help future adults unlearn wasteful habits was decades and billions of tons ago. The next best time is now.