Our Impact Report: 2020

2020, what a year. We all have to give ourselves a huge pat on the back for going through it and from the Paper Pens team to our wonderful community, we want to say thank you for all your support. We could not have gone through this year without you. 

We’re always looking for ways to improve. While we don’t claim to be perfect we do strive to be better for our customers and the environment everyday. 

Actions speak louder than words, and here are our actions since launching in January 2019.

banner
27000
plastic pens replaced
127
kgs of pen plastic saved from production
16
plastic reduction partnerships

Other Notable Achievements

  • Awarded 2nd place in the 2019 University of Sydney Genesis Startup Competition (among 88 other startups). 
  • Finalist in the 2019 Social Impact Award by Product Hunt (among 25,000 other businesses).
  • 100% biodegradable shipping material through partnering with Better Packaging Co. 
  • 100% carbon neutral delivery through partnering with Australia Post.
  • Introduced refillable ink cartridges for the Original Paper Pen, further reducing plastic consumption by 17% with each use. 
  • Grown our global community across 32 countries (and counting).
  • 2x guest startup with the University of Sydney.
What's Next?
  • Continue to refine the Original Paper Pen by: reducing the 30% plastic composition, or use PLA plastic (plant-based plastic) all together.
  • Redesign more stationery items to make them less harmful to the environment.
  • Independent Certification.

Our Impact