Why ours is a ten dollar binder:
Increased costs: Recycled Pulp / Raw Materials, Manufacturing, Transportation, Packaging, Labor
The Wisdom Supply Co. Binder is the only true Zero-Waste Binder on the market, and it’s produced by a bootstrapped, purpose-driven start-up operating out of a one room warehouse/office space staffed by the founders and local students all on a shared mission to prevent waste.
The act of assembling our binder is intended to imprint the repairability of the product, as well as to spur thought and conversation around waste and product design.
Zero-Waste Binder Kit Includes:
1" Binder Mechanism
2 Posts + 2 Screws
1 Set of Binder 5-Tab Dividers
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.
*Every vinyl binder ever made still exists in some form. Vinyl binder take-back and recycling programs do little more than encourage continued purchasing of more plastic and vinyl waste.
**Cardboard binders without removable / replaceable covers (they exist) are considered “mixed materials waste” and will become landfill.
***Nothing “composts” in a landfill - whatever goes in permanently increases to the larger toxic mass.
Waste is a design flaw.
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