How recyclable is your notebook?

Published 10 November 2023

There is a common misconception that mass-produced stationery can be recycled because it is made of paper. However, because most of the bindings and covers are composites of plastics, metal, laminates, glue, excessive ink and foiling, they are in fact impossible to recycle and much of it ends up in landfill.

Coffeenotes stationery is different.

It is made using bespoke recycled coffee cup paper, which has had the plastic element removed from the material so can simply be recycled as paper.

The covers are made from repurposed waste from food, drink, and textile manufacturing; the wires are plastic-free (many mass-produced notebooks use plastic of plastic-coated metal); glue and ink is kept to a minimum so that the whole product is recyclable in household waste or compost with absolutely nothing going to landfill.