Did you know more than 1.6 million disposable pens are tossed into the trash every year? One way to cut down on the waste is to look for writing utensils made from recycled materials. Staples' Eco Easy program helps customers identify green office supplies. One pen it offers is made from 75 percent recycled water bottles. Other eco options include 100 percent recycled reams of paper, bamboo flash drives and folders made from recycled paper and plastic.