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Pentel of America is continuing its long-standing commitment to sustainability and social responsibility with the launch of Recycology™, a new umbrella brand for its eco-friendly products. Recycology products have a minimum of 50% and up to 100% recycled materials by weight.
Many products are refillable to further lessen their environmental impact. Our eco-friendly products provide a small yet powerful way to ensure a safer future and include some of our strongest products - old and new.
Pentel created the Recycology™ program to enhance its mission of helping the environment by creating less waste and increasing recycling activity. In today's world, the protection of the global environment and the prevention of pollution represent tough challenges and have become more important than ever before.
At Pentel we recognize that our natural resources represent the strength and future direction of our lives. We are working hard to make a positive contribution to the environment by minimizing our use of natural resources.
We focus on protecting natural resources and the environment at all stages of the manufacturing process. In our Recycology™ products we ensure that all products meet strict environmental standards. We use both recycled content and post-consumer recycled content in these products. All products in this line are made from a minimum of 50% recycled content excluding consumable content and refills.
Path to Recycology™ Timeline:
1974 - the Pentel Ibaraki Factory was recognized and honored for its waste water treatment facilities and its participation in environmentally friendly programs 1992 - Pentel Corp. began cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), known as the World Wildlife Fund in the U.S.
1995 - Pentel completely abolished the use of substances which are harmful to the ozone layer.
1996 - Pentel developed the "Pentel Environmental Platform" to outline its philosophy of protecting the global environment and controlling pollution
2005 - Pentel adopted the "Pentel Guidelines of Corporate Activities" which details our corporate social responsibility and intention to build a sustainable enterprise
2007 - Pentel instituted the Recycology™ program in which all products are made from a minimum of 50% recycled materials by weight
Recycology™ embodies the 3Rs and we hope that you do also: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
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Pentel Colors a Green World with Recycology™ Products Products use a minimum of 50% recycled materials by weight
TORRANCE, Calif., November 21, 2007... Pentel of America, a leading provider of writing instruments, office products, and art materials, is continuing its long-standing commitment to sustainability and social responsibility with the launch of a new line of eco-friendly products, Recycology™. Pentel's environmental programs began in 1974 when one of the Pentel factories in Japan was recognized and honored for its waste water treatment facilities and its participation in environmentally-friendly programs. Today, the Pentel line of Recycology™ products or containers are made from a minimum of 50%, and up to 100%, recycled content or post-consumer recycled content excluding consumable content and refills. This environmentally responsible line of products includes pens, markers, pencils, lead, and tape.
The Recycology™ Program has been introduced by Pentel as a new way of helping the environment by reducing the amount of environmental waste and increasing recycling activity. Pentel's Recycology™ Recycled-Content products contain recovered materials that have been reused in the manufacturing process. The Post-Consumer Recycled products are made from content collected in commercial and residential recycling programs.
"Pentel is committed to creating a healthier environment for future generations, while creating products of superior design and quality, as illustrated in our Recycology™ line," said Martin Furman, COO of Pentel. "In addition to using recycled materials, many of the products in the Recycology™ line are refillable to further lessen environmental waste."
The Recycology™ products have the same quality, reliability, and dependability as other Pentel products. Eco-savvy consumers seeking green office and school supplies will be drawn to use the products in the Recycology line so that they can do their part in protecting the environment. Product packaging is also made of recycled and recyclable materials.
Products in the Recycology™ line include:
-Refillable EnerGel Deluxe Liquid Gel Pens (50% recycled plastic)
-Retractable and refillable permanent marker and highlighter (55% and 54% post consumer recycled plastic)
-Hyper-G Retractable Liquid Gel Pen (71% recycled plastic)
-Pencils with Lead Maximizer™ Continuous Lead System (75% and 72% recycled plastic with 67% and 42% post consumer recycled plastic)
-Fiber tipped Pen (80% recycled plastic)
-Hi-Polymer Lead (container is 100% recycled plastic)
-Tape'n Glue™ Double Sided Tape (container is 72% post consumer recycled plastic)
About Pentel Of America, Ltd.
All Pentel products are backed by warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Known for quality and innovation, Pentel is a world leader in the manufacture and sale of writing instruments and art materials. With offices throughout the world, Pentel's U.S. headquarters is located in Torrance, California. For more information about Pentel of America, Ltd., and Pentel products, visit the Web site at Pentel.com.