The launch of B2P (Bottle to Pen) in 2006, which is manufactured from 89.9% recycled plastic from PET bottles, became the takeoff for a whole series of pens made from recycled plastic. The series was named Begreen, with pens pens made from at least 70% recycled plastic, but maintains the same high quality. The European factory is certified with ISO 14001 EMAS, and always strives to reduce CO2 impact.
The B2P pen received the award for the product of the year at the Paperworld Trade Fair in January 2010. Since the launch of B2P, over 7 million plastic bottles have been recycled to make B2P pens*. That is a lot of plastic which may otherwise have ended up in landfill or the oceans of Europe.
We manufacture B2P using recycled plastic bottles to reduce CO2 impact by 36,6%. Five B2P pens can be made from recycling just one 1500ml water bottle.A large reduction in emissions is made by the end customer using refills instead of buying a new pen. All B2P pens are refillable and using a refill when the ink runs out, rather than a new pen will extend the life and further reduce the amount of plastic which you use in your daily life from going to landfill. From the manufacturing through to the end of the product life, it is estimated that refilling a B2P pen 3 times reduces the total environmental impact of the pen by 69% compared to buying an additional four new pens.
Pilot is a climate-neutral company that reinvests for the CO2 impact the company has. Pilot collaborates with companies who collects plastic from seas, beaches, and lakes around the world.
Ask for the B2P in your local store that sells stationery
*based on European sales data