How changing the pens that your pupils use can significantly reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfill sites – and earn the school additional funds

Most pens are made primarily of plastic and are disposed of through landfill sites when they are no longer needed.

However there is one pen – the Eco pen – which is primarily made of recyclable materials.

Using such pens, however, is not only good for the environment, but it can also earn the school money. For not only are our Eco pens made of recyclable materials, but if you offer parents the chance to buy Eco pens for themselves, family members and the children, then the school can make 33p per pen.

And there’s a further benefit – for the Eco pen comes loaded with a lot more ink than the average biro.

Widely quoted estimates suggest that if you drew a straight line with a Bic pen and kept going until the ink ran out, you would have a line 4,061 feet long.

However, with an Eco pen you will get a line 10,363 feet long (or put more conveniently, 2.5 km or 1.974 miles long).

So the children/parents/family members get more ink for their £1 per pen, the school gets 33p, for every pen sold, and everyone gets a very positive lesson in saving the planet.

And a final benefit – the school has no outlay in this project at all. We’ll supply a printed leaflet and order form for you to pass on to parents. We can (alternatively or additionally) supply the text of an email if you want to communicate with parents that way.

The parents give you the orders with the payment which you forward to us and we will supply the pens within a week.

You can find more information on our website

If you’d like to talk about the pens you can call me on 0161 723 0261. Alternatively, send an email to me at

Paul Hagan