T H E G R E E N P R I N T E D P E N G U I D E 02 Whilst eco-friendly properties are the main focus here, the pens exude quality and are available in varied stylish forms to suit your branding. Below is a key of the eco-friendly options available: Pen barrels can be made of many materials, but by using the tensile strength of recycled card you are using a material that will perform well as a barrel and will naturally compost over a relatively short period. Recycled card can also be recycled again, though eventually the recycled material will need to be downcycled into material used in clothing for example. CARD BARREL The wood we use in our pens is from the ‘Birch’ family and is a natural product that is 100% biodegradable and is from a sustainable source and helps reduce the use of traditional metal or oil based plastics. WOOD BARREL PET plastic is a widely used plastic in the creation of water-bottles and is the most widely recycled of all plastics. Our RPET is derived from recycled water bottles and can be recycled again (RPET can be recycled up to 10 times!) PET PLASTIC Bamboo is a natural product that is 100% biodegradable and is cultivated without the use of pesticides and a lot less water than other ‘crops’. We use Bamboo from sustainable sources to create barrels that are both attractive and durable. BAMBOO BARREL The wheat plastic used in our pens is a mix of traditional plastic and 50%-60% plastic made from wheat straw waste. This ‘straw’ normally viewed as just agricultural waste can be fashioned with normal plastics into pen parts, cutting down the use of traditional oil based plastics. WHEAT BARREL