Sustainable stationery

In order to reduce the cost and environmental impact of procuring office supplies inmidtown has developed a comprehensive offer exclusively for inmidtown businesses. The service gives businesses access to over 25,000 products through an award winning online system designed to streamline the ordering process and save you time.  Many of these products are locally sourced, recycled and competitively priced ‘green’ office stationery products. The range also includes everyday consumables such as printer paper, staplers, pens and toner cartridges as well as large equipment such as laminators and office furniture.

  • You can visit inmidtown’s sustainable stationery online store here, to get a feel for the wide selection of products on offer. Please note that prices shown in the store do not yet include discounts and special pricing you’ll benefit from when you sign up.
  • The business case for our sustainable stationery service is below.
  • All customer service for this service is handled by the inmidtown office. If you are interested in finding out more about the service or if you’d like to see some samples, please contact us directly at info@inmidtown.org or call 020 7078 7077 to find out more.
  • Each business that signs on gets free sticky notes, made from materials recycled by inmidtown businesses!




Measuring your carbon savings
As with all of our ‘green’ products, we will soon be able to provide monthly carbon and cost saving statistics in order that you can measure the very real impact of your switch to these new products. Many of the items are produced from recycled materials from inmidtown businesses in a ‘closed loop’ system (see below) meaning that you may end up re-using materials that were previously recycled by your staff!

Prices vary depending on quantities ordered, and we will provide you with a customised price list when we better understand your specific stationery needs.

The business case
The business case for using this service is simple. Please see overleaf for a sample of the competitive prices which we have negotiated on behalf of our businesses. For businesses that use this service we will continuously monitor your most regularly used products and endeavour to further reduce the price of these items.

The environmental case for using the service is outlined below:

Green products & closed loop recycling
As well as offering over 3,000 recycled products inmidtown has developed a closed loop recycling solution for businesses in the district. This converts waste white paper, collected through inmidtown’s Zero to Landfill scheme, back into stationery products which are available to purchase from our web store.
A streamlined supply chain
Our ISO 14001 accredited supplier has streamlined the supply chain for these products by, for example, removing unnecessary transport and storage operations. This reduces the environmental impact of products by the time they reach your doorstep.State-of-the-art distribution centre
A sophisticated distribution centre is used to ensure that our service runs as efficiently as possible and has a positive environmental impact. For example, product size and weight are used to automatically determine the packaging requirements and eliminate unnecessary waste. It is practices like this which make the centre, which is the largest stockist of office supplies in Europe, 94% carbon neutral.
A one stop shop for stationery and office supplies
As well as stationery products we offer computer consumables, office furniture, janatorial supplies, catering products, eco-merchandising and print services. A one stop shop approach to office supplies will reduce the need for separate orders and deliveries, which saves you time and has a positive environmental impact.

A BID first for the UK: Closed Loop Stationery
We are the first BID in the UK to offer a fully functioning closed-loop stationery option. Over time, this will see a good proportion of waste from our area produced into office consumables. Participating businesses can buy back their recycled waste as useful office items such as post it notes, pads and paper.

Indicative pricelist
Below is an indicative pricelist for inmidtown members.  For your own, customised pricelist, please get in touch (see top of page).

Product

Pack size

inmidtown price (£)

Image Recycled Bright White A4 80GSM bxd 5

1

17.55

White Box Drywipe Marker Bullet Tip Wallet 4 Assorted

1

0.69

White Box Pen Highlighter Wallet 4

1

0.46

White Box Drywipe Marker Bullet Tip Black

10

1.47

White Box Pen Highlighter Yellow

10

1.09

White Box Presentation Binder A4 4D Ring 50mm Black

10

15.04

White Box Refuse Sacks Black

200

10.81

White Box Subject Divider A4 10 Part

1

0.12

White Box Subject Divider A4 5 Part

1

0.11

White Box Index 20 Part Buff A-Z

1

0.43

White Box Rubber Bands 100g Assorted

1

0.69

White Box Letter Tray Black

1

0.90

White Box Economy 2 Hole Punch Assorted

1

0.53

White Box Plastic Stapler 1/2 Strip Black

1

0.84

White Box Memo Pad A4 Feint

10

4.90

White Box Shorthand Notebook 80lf

10

2.31

White Box Lever Arch A4

10

8.13

White Box Lever Arch FC

10

8.13

White Box Ring Binders A4 Black

10

6.08

White Box Correction Roller

10

3.89

White Box Scissors 16cm

10

2.37

White Box Manuscript Book A6 Feint

10

3.40

White Box Manuscript Book A5 Feint

10

5.59

White Box A4 Plastic Folders

100

2.63

White Box A4 Punched Pockets

100

1.25

White Box Cut Flush Folders Red

100

3.12

White Box DL 4.25×8.6″ Env SS White 80g Wind

1000

10.82

White Box DL 4.25×8.6″ Env SS White 80g

1000

10.00

White Box Clear Tape 24mm x 66m

12

3.07

White Box Pencil HB Rubber Tipped

12

0.35

White Box Glue Stick Small

12

1.55

White Box Repositionable Notes 125 x 75mm Yellow

12

2.52

White Box Repositionable Notes 75 x 75mm Yellow

12

1.65

White Box Repositionable Notes 50 x 40mm Yellow

12

0.77

White Box Ballpen Medium Red

50

1.41

White Box Ballpen Medium Black

50

1.41

White Box Ballpen Medium Blue

50

1.41

White Box C5 9×6.4″ Env SS Manilla 75g

500

7.62

White Box C5 9×6.4″ Env SS White 90g

500

8.69

White Box C5 9×6.4″ Env SS White 90g Window

500

9.23

White Box Staples

5000

0.36