When you think ‘carbon neutral,’ Costco is likely not the first name that comes to mind. The ultra-big box retailer is, however, offering a special promotion on what is presumed to be the world’s first carbon-neutral paper shredder, the GoECOLife 8-Sheet Diamond-Cut Shredder.
Yes, a carbon-neutral paper shredder? No, it’s not run on solar or made out of bamboo or anything. But this shredder does seem to come with a pretty legit pedigree, as it’s earned Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree Certified Label, the world‘s leading carbon neutral product label, according to a release.
The GoECOlife shredder first gets carbon points for energy efficiency and elimination of vampire power when not in use. Beyond that, it went through a rigorous life-cycle assessment performed by WSP Group to determine its the carbon footprint, during both manufacture and regular use. GoECOlife then worked with third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects through Carbonfund.org to offset it’s remaining carbon footprint. $59.99 (online only) from Costco (after $20 rebate.)