Small things can have big impacts. Every year over 10 billion plastic pens worldwide are thrown out and end up in landfill. In Australia alone, over 140 million pens are sold annually, with the majority discarded after a single use and ending up as long-term problematic waste. This results in around 700 tonnes or 1100 cu metres of plastic waste being dumped in local government landfill sites across Australia. (Our calculations based on international and Australian data from 2001-2009).
Now there's another alternative: pens and pencils made from FSC-certified timber. The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. All forest products carrying the FSC logo have been independently certified as coming from forests that meet internationally recognised FSC Principles and Criteria of Forest Stewardship, including checking of the chain-of-custody (tracking of the timber to the end user).
Our FSC-certified range includes biro-style pens, click pens, GEL pens, Fountain Pens, Pen Sets (Click & Mechanical Pencil), Graphite Pencils HB short and standard, Black Graphite Pencils with eraser. More products will be added over time as more manufacturers gain FSC certification.