Alex Szabo, CEO of Green OfficeCom made of pen and three ring adhesive does not have PVC.These products are made from sustainable products.On Wednesday, Alex Szabo, CEO of the Greenwood Office, San Francisco 32008.Com made of pen and three ring adhesive does not have PVC.These products are made from sustainable products.On Wednesday, San Francisco, 32008, part of almost every guard in califete --to-School shopping list: colorful and durable threeRing vinyl adhesive.But it may not be on these lists in the future.TheGreenOffice.com -An online office supplies store in San FranciscoIt has become the first retailer in the industry to stop selling products made of PVC, including those familiar with vinyl adhesives.Environmental activists hope the move will spur a similar shift in PVC and other office supplies stores."In the life cycle of the product, there has always been a problem with PVC --In manufacturing, use and disposal, "said Alex Szabo, CEO and founder of greenoffice. Greenoffice, which began selling Office Products in January, is expected to earn more than $1 million this year."We hope that over time, PVC will gradually disappear in the office product industry."Environmental groups and the plastic industry have been fighting for the safety of PVC for many years --A common form of plastic, from phonograph records, plastic bath toys to pipes and floors, has been in use for decades.Greenpeace and organizations such as the Center for Health, Environment and Justice say PVC usually includes toxic additives such as lead or neighboring benzene ester.They claim that PVC factories have contaminated surrounding communities with chemicals such as dioxin, and that dealing with old PVC products will release toxic chemicals to groundwater or air.Plastic industry officials have denied any health problems with PVC.Allen Blakey, spokesman for vinyl Research Institute of PVC manufacturers association, said: "PVC products have provided great, safe and healthy and effective services for decades .".The anti-The PVC movement began to rise in the 2007 s when manufacturers were forced to recall millions of plastic toys from China after being found to contain lead.Several large retailers including Wal-MartMart, Target and Sears are committed to seeking alternatives to PVC, especially for children's products such as toys and lunch boxes.So far, none of the big office retailers have made a similar widespread backlash.PVC commitment-Although companies like Office Depot and Staples are stepping up their environmental marketing efforts to introduce more green products.Office Depot said last week that it plans to release PVC-Free Project in green products House line.It also requires suppliers to determine if their products contain PVC, so that consumers can avoid using them if they wish.But the company has yet to see a surge in consumer demand for PVC --free products.Yalmaz Siddiqui, director of environmental strategy at Office Depot said: "We offer polypropylene or cardboard adhesives, but they are not so popular because PVC is historically considered the strongest"PVC is one of the only things that the greenest green customers are even looking....We have thousands of major corporate customers and so far two have asked me what we did with PVC."Binder, report cover and paper protector is one of the most common office products that are usually made of PVC.Sometimes other items made of PVC include computer accessories such as table organizer, paper clip, furniture, chair cushion, name badge, file box and mouse pad.Szabo, who has eight employees in his mission area office, said he originally carried about 2,000 PVC products.When he planned the company, he had been looking for a replacement for vinyl, but had not found a good one until recently."Once the green products are on the market, removing these (PVC products) from our catalog becomes a real possibility," Szabo said ."."The tipping point is that when we find a viable alternative to the adhesive, they are very popular."The green office is replacing traditional vinyl adhesives with thick cardboard made of recycled pulp.When the old cover is worn, the metal ring can be removed and inserted into the new cardboard cover.Other PVC products like pens are being replaced by versions made of wood, corn starch, or other types of plastic.Michael shadePVC activity coordinator, Center for Health, Environment and Justice-He praised the Green Office initiative and said the group plans to push large office retailers to follow suit."This is a very important step in the transition to safer office supplies," schryder said.Love Canal activist Lois Gibbs founded the group 30 years ago."The office supply department is not the main focus of our activities, but we plan to get in touch with these retailers in the coming months.But Blakey, a spokesman for the vinyl Research Institute, predicted that the green office's move had little impact on PVC sales.He also said vinyl adhesives are more eco-friendly than recycled cardboard adhesives."I bet the vinyl adhesive will be much longer than the cardboard adhesive, so it will be a more eco-friendly option," Blakey said ."."Unless there is life --Comparing the products to recycled data with PVC and alternative materials, they have no reason to object to PVC.Pure marketing.