Monday 21 October 2013

ECO Stationary Review From

When a email landed in my inbox asking if me and Spud would like to review some recycled stationary from after they was celebrating the launch of their very new website, I quickly glanced at the email and stopped when I read 'a ruler made from corn on the cob' and 'a pencil case made from a tyre'. For some very strange reason, when I read recycled stationary, I thought I would be getting sent stationary from people that did not require it anymore, I never guessed it would be real recycled stationary products.

When the box of goodies arrived, I was overcome by the smell of car tyre's, quickly finding the pencil case amongst the range of products we was sent, I picked it up and sniffed it, again and again! I love the smell of new car tyre's, leather, petrol, I'm unusual you see ;). Inside the box I found some rulers, notebooks, pens, pencils, colouring pens and a hard cover notebook.

Biodegradable Pens

These pens use to be corn on the cob, I thought food went mouldy and rotten after a while, so I am clearly confused to how these pens once was corn on the cob! Corn on the cob or not, the pens are made from strong plastic with a black ink inside all of them. All of the pens contained black ink and were nice and sturdy to hold and write with, I later found out they are made from biodegradable corn starch.

15cm Ruler

I received a packet of rulers made from biodegradable corn starch, after all the confusion of the pens, I didn't think too much about the thought of the ruler once being corn on the cob, I did however wonder if any of my left over corn on the cobs helped in the making of these rulers! The rulers measure up to 15cm and are flexible but easy to hold.

Colouring Pencils

Finding out the colouring pencils were made out of landfill CD cases made me realise just how great recycling is. The colouring pencils were clearly visable and easy to hold. Spud has took these away to his bedroom announcing them his and didn't believe me when I showed him what they once was!

BIC Kids Colouring Pens

I am not sure what these use to be, but my possibilities are starting to appear endless, what could they be? Me and Spud tried having a few guesses but couldn't figure it out! However, even if they was plastic bottles before hand, Spud loved the colouring pens and has already created a few arty masterpieces with them!

Pencil Case

At last, we get to my favourite product, this pencil case truly once did live life as a UK car tyre, tired of its life on the road, this burst tyre wanted a change of life and decided it would become a pencil case! It smells of a car tyre, so there's no point in trying to hide its previous lifestyle, its just not possible! I love the feel of the rubber too! The pencil case boost a spacey compartment that is accessed via the zip lock. We managed to get quite a lot into the case and still had room for more!

A5 Notepads

 These recycled A5 spiral notepads are made from recycled packaging and 50 pages of recycled paper! I made paper once at Wookey Hole, mental to think that the paper from these pages have been recycled!

Leather Notebook

This was my second favourite product from the range of items we was sent, I am not sure what it use to be, or what it was made of but I can tell its real recycled leather (I am just guessing!). The notebook is a leather hard-front and back notebook filled with lined paper (which I am guessing is also recycled with the added extra's of a page mark all being held closed together by elastic. The smell of leather was strong and clearly easy to tell it was real leather and not fake.

All of the products featured in this post are available to purchase from at affordable and sensible prices. stock and sell hundreds of other products so do be sure to check out the official website for more product ranges and prices.

Until next time,
Jada x


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