The Paper Guardian notebook is designed to give bin paper a second life
While office essentials such as calendars, journals and notebooks are often unnoticed, these small workplace must-haves, which form an integral part of the creative process for architects and designers, can have a big impact on the environment.
As many often underestimate the carbon footprint small everyday items can have on the planet, notebooks in particular, significantly contribute to deforestation – a problem that affects the quality of air we breathe, and one that has left millions of animals a year without a home.
As the World Wildlife Fund suggests reusing paper is one of the best ways to fight deforestation, American firm Piorama has launched a refillable notebook called Paper Guardian, which aims to fight deforestation and hopes to encourage eco-friendlier habits at the office.
Designed to give bin paper a second life, the notebook features an integrated blade that cuts letter paper in half, making it portable and desktop-friendly, while a tray storing up to 70 sheets along with section dividers, help stationery enthusiasts organise their thoughts and ideas.
“Paper Guardian isn’t just an eco-friendly gadget”, says designer of Paper Guardian, Simon Wu. “But it’s a writing companion you’ll want to have with you for the rest of your life.”
Made with 100% recycled plastics, Paper Guardian might have design features reminiscent of a traditional notebook, but it elevates a classic office essential, allowing us all to help write a better future.
Images courtesy of Piorama