Our conscious living collection has landed, encouraging you to be kind to each other as well as the planet. We’ve picked out some eco-friendly materials from the collection and are here to shed some sustainability light.
A report by WWF has forecast that by 2030 as a nation we will be using 33% more single-use cups than we currently do – despite countrywide efforts to encourage the use of reusable materials. 399 in 400 of these cups end up in landfill and with this number set to grow and continue to overwhelm the environment, it’s time that we find innovative ways to re-purpose and recycle this dynamic material.
Each of these notebooks are made from 8 recycled coffee cups and each of the list pads from 3. Cup Cycling by James Cropper is an impressive world first in recycling. Each book is manufactured in a factory in the UK using a unique process. The polyethene lining that makes takeaway coffee cups waterproof is removed whilst the precious paper fibres are reserved and recycle into our notebooks. The polyethene is recycled by a reprocessing partner.
These notebooks can help you be a friend to the planet and will serve as a reminder to remember your reusable coffee cup.
Bamboo Coffee Cups
There are literally no downsides to using these lunch accessories to get your morning coffee fix as they provide a double service for the planet and also your pocket as market leaders offer reductions for those of us willing to pack a reusable coffee cup. The Bamboo base is 100% Biodegradable, this means the material can be broken down by bacteria and returned to the earth, causing no pollution or waste. Bamboo fibre is one of the world’s most sustainable resources and possesses many benefits.
- It is grown without pesticides or chemical fertilisers
- It requires no irrigation
- It grows rapidly and can be harvested in 3-5 years
- It produces 35% more oxygen than the average standard of tree
- It regenerates itself and rarely needs replanting
The other components of these lunch pals are doing their bit too. It’s BPA and phthalate free and is strong and sturdy to be used time and time again.
3D Printing with Sugar Cane
In their East London workshop, Batch Works specialises in producing 3D printed items from Sugar Cane. These stationery accessories are sold loose without packaging and so no waste is generated. Sugar Cane is a biodegradable material that can be returned to the earth once you’ve finished with your desk accessories.
You can find the full eco-conscious collection here