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9 sustainable stationery companies

Words by Smiley Team

As Covid restrictions begin to lift completely across much of the UK, more people are returning to the office. Since picking up more sustainable habits at home over lockdown, why not transfer those to your workplace?

One way you can do this is by opting for more environmentally-friendly stationery. Ditch the plastic-bound journals and disposable biros, in exchange for recycled paper and reusable fountain pens.

To help you make your pick, here are some of our favourite places to stock up on office supplies that have our planet in mind. 

Heart & Parcel

While many brands promise their products are “recycled”, this often means only a small percentage of the item actually comes from recycled materials. With Heart & Parcel, you can be sure their carefully designed, unique stationery is 100% recycled.

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Touted as “completely guilt and plastic free”, Kinshipped’s range of notepads, planners and more features minimalist graphics and prints with an urban feel. 


Working with local designers and craftspeople, Juniper is a good source of gifts or something special for yourself. Each item comes wrapped in ethically-sourced tissue and 10% of every sale from their greeting card set will go to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Peace With the Wild

Eco-conscious homeware shop Peace With the Wild stocks stationery made from natural, biodegradable or recycled materials. Setting them apart from the rest, they sell recycled pens and pencils as well as notepads.


For a bit of sustainable luxury, Ponderlily offers recycled notebooks, decorated with vegetable-based inks and bound with REACH compliant 100% rayon covers.

Protect the Planet, Eco-Office

Much of Protect the Planet’s eco-friendly stationery comes with an environmental message written across the front. So you can enjoy guilt-free pens and paper while spreading awareness in your office.

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Supporting up and coming artists, Papier gives its stationery a unique touch while ensuring it is all as sustainable as possible. Their products are made-to-order meaning that they avoid needless waste.

Eco-stationery on Etsy

Always a treasure trove of pretty little things, Etsy is also a good source of environmentally-friendly stationery. You can browse for hours to find the perfect recycled pencil or notebook to match your style. Enjoy!

Paperchase’s ‘eco’ collection

Although you might prefer to support an independent shop, Paperchase also offers a variety of pads, planners and desk storage made from recycled materials.

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