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There are many things in our lives that have dematerialized, we can no longer touch or smell them, they have become “virtual”: bank statements, commercial and monetary transactions, contact with friends or family, and we even read electronic books. This has reduced our dependence on paper, ink and other stationery items to a very significant degree and is being of great help in caring for the planet.
However, there are many facets of life in which we still need to use paper. For example, the charm of a handwritten letter is undeniable. Those little notes that we stick on the refrigerator, a hidden message to be found by the right person. For many people the Sunday newspaper is a source of pleasure, as is the aroma of a classic book resting in the library. And outside of the romanticism, things like legal documents, like property titles, contracts, or many things from the office. And of course, paper continues to be very necessary for the education of our children.
For many reasons, we are not ready to say goodbye to pen and paper, however at the same time we increasingly need to take care of the planet, be aware of the ecological footprint that we leave with each product or service we use. And that is where the ecological stationery is gaining weight within the traditional stationery products. The best online stores already have specific sections for this concept.
What is ecological stationery?
It is both recycled paper, created from waste material and not cutting down trees, as it is made with raw materials from sustainable sources. Fast-growing trees or bamboo, for example, are more environmentally friendly and sustainable; and they are also more easily renewable.
Also the manufacturing process should avoid chemicals or use those with the least possible environmental impact. Packaging should also be minimal. All of these factors contribute to green stationery.
Some advantages of ecological stationery
- Reduce your carbon footprint
It is better for the environment as it is made from recycled waste material which reduces the consumption of resources.
Eco-friendly stationery not only reduces carbon footprint and environmental impact, but is also beneficial once it has served its purpose, as the materials are biodegradable.
- Improve your image
Using eco-friendly stationery creates a good impression, as it shows that you care about the environment and that you are doing something to take care of it.
A growing trend
The demand for sustainable organic products is growing every day according to various global studies. All adults who were born after 1990 prefer to be green and sustainable when buying.
The green movement has spawned a wave of new and innovative green alternatives to traditional materials.
For school, work, university and all the time, eco-friendly stationery can be just as useful to us as traditional ones and help the planet too.
By opting for products that have a good end of life and are made from sustainable resources, your stationery will not only make you feel good, but you will also be doing something good for the planet.