Pilot, a well know company in pen production, offers the first recycled pen made from 89% recycled water bottles. The pen is creatively named â€œBottle 2 Penâ€ or â€œB2Pâ€ and is part of the â€œBeGreenâ€ line of products. Designed to resemble a water bottle, the B2P is retractable and refillable using Pilotâ€™s G2 gel refills.
According to Pilot, products in the BeGreen line are made from at least 70% post-consumer materials and is manufactured in factories meeting or exceeding ISO 14001 and 14021, the standards for environmentally responsible production. Even the packaging is made from recycled materials.
Here is a diagram of the BeGreen product manufacturing process:
While the prices of products made from recycled materials are higher, I personally think we should support Pilot’s efforts. I’m don’t know if they offer these here in Shanghai (I have not seen them around), however, if I see some, I’ll be sure to place some in my shopping basket!
Check out Pilotâ€™s entire BeGreen line here: Pilot’s BeGreen Products