Get creative with this sustainably-made plain notebook from Coffeenotes.
This notebook is made by CupCycling™ takeaway coffee cups that are otherwise bound for landfill.
Completely plastic-free, 100% recyclable and use waste products from other industries in their manufacture - if you're looking for an eco-friendly gift for your creative friend, look no further.
The steel wire isn't coated with nylon or plastic so is also recyclable after use. If you're not sure how to do so - they have a handy guide here.
The cover of this notebook is 250gsm and made with40% PCW (post-consumer waste) Recycled, 15% wool fibre residues, and 45% virgin fibre.
The paper is 106gsm and made with a variable mix of upcycled coffee cups, PIW (post-industrial waste) from coffee cup manufacture, and virgin fibres.
This notebook has 160 pages and is lay-flat making it comfortable for writing.
Why we love this notebook:
Sustainably made from recycled coffee cups and repurposed waste
Made in Dorset, UK by a family-run company
Carbon neutral products working with The World Land Trust
Suitable for fountain pens and artists
A5 in size
We were so impressed when we discovered Coffeenotes. They're a small, family-run company in Dorset that make everything in-house at their carbon-neutral factory.
Some of the steps they take that are sustainability-driven include:
Using as little ink as possible in production
Designing their notebooks to be glue-free
Only using pulp-coloured papers to reduce the use of dye
No coating on wires to ensure 100% recyclability
If you want to read more about them and their efforts, you can here.
Coffeenotes' products are produced as sustainably as possible, with minimum use of ink and glue, and no plastic wrapping or laminates.
They use premium quality papers and boards for their covers, but these will mark and scuff with use. We see this as part of their charm but to minimise marking, extra care should be taken when packing products in a bag etc.
Many of the products are hand finished and as such there will be slight variations.