Standard refillable pens, pencils, and markers are better than disposable ones, for sure, but refillables made from recycled plastic are best and are actually widely distributed. By rule of thumb, high quality supplies are always better than the cheap stuff because they need to be replaced less often easing pressure on our earth’s valuable resources.
Make sure to provide the cleaning service with non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning detergents for a healthier office space and planet Earth. Stick with non-toxic and biodegradable hand soap for the bathrooms and make sure to buy in bulk so packaging waste is reduced.
When the use of paper can’t be avoided, make sure to use recycled paper with the highest percentage of post consumer content for printer paper, envelopes, folders, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, ect. Make sure the recycled paper is also processed and colored in eco-friendly ways such as with minimal chlorine bleach because recycled paper can still be toxic and pollute the environment. Try to print on both sides if possible and save misprints for scrap paper. You never know when it will come in handy.