Not gonna lie… I love technology. But it’s never quite managed to take over my love of stationery.
But then there are those people who just love paper… and not in a good way. They such dastardly crazy stuff like – I can hardly say it – print emails.
I. Know. Very uncool.
But is paper is still everywhere. In fact, we Kiwis send more than 3 million tonnes of rubbish to landfills each year with a large percentage being pointless scrap paper – and yep, those unnecessary print-outs.
While optimising the use of an iPad or tablet seems like the ultimate solution, what would be even better is to re-think our attitude towards what we throw away. Instead of looking at paper as throw-away item perhaps we should be thinking of ways to refresh and reuse what we have.
Thankfully, there are epic and gorgeous solutions to this everyday problem.
There are actually loads of ways to use scrap paper in your everyday life for everything from decorating to gardening. And now one epic New Zealand company has come up with one of the best.
It’s called Lovenotes, and in a nut shell, their amazing team collects your discarded paper that has been printed on one side only – and is not private, obviously – and they create cool new personalised stationery goodies with it – like notebooks and paper squares.
The best part is eight boxes of Lovenotes paper saves one entire tree and the equivalent of 500 bathtubs of water. And you can create anywhere between 320 and 640 pieces of customised stationary – your options are endless.
So it’s more environmentally sustainable and gets people thinking about the potential uses their waste materials may have. Reducing unnecessary waste and the volumes of stuff going into landfills will play a huge part in the creation of a sustainable environment and Lovenotes proves that it doesn’t have to be difficult.
All it takes is a bit of Kiwi creative thinking.