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Towns join forces to cut office supplies costs

By on February 4, 2008 in Office Supplies

A number of towns along a US coastline are clubbing together to jointly purchase office supplies in a bid to cut costs.

Office supplies, including copy Paper, pens, pencils, file folders, ink cartridges and Paper clips for a number of businesses in three towns in the state of Maine will be bought together in order to cut the total cost of office products and reduce impact of deliveries on the environment.

Council officials in Wells, Kennebunk, and Arundel annually spend around $95,000 (£47,500) on office supplies, however this is likely to shrink with the new scheme, SeaCoast Online reports.

Wells town manager Jane Duncan told the news provider: "During a department head meeting, we started to discuss how individual departments had their own method of acquiring office supplies.

"I thought we could find a more economical way of doing that. Then, during one of the joint meetings with Kennebunk and Arundel we talked about regionalisation and what we all could do."

Last week, the founder of office supplies company Dolphin Blue announced that the firm is to increase its environmentally-friendly range of office equipment to target small businesses in the US.

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