Plastic waste is a worldwide problem and with 90% of the material in our pens being plastic, Pilot has a responsibility and is in a position to make a difference.
Following ISO 14040/1/2/3 norms, with SGS (external auditor) we assessed the impact of a pen’s life on the environment. We identified 3 main areas where we can directly reduce the impact of our product on the environment.
1. Product development – Raw materials extraction represents the highest weighted impact of the life cycle assessment (77.8%)
2. Packaging Design – In Europe, 60% of waste plastic comes from the products packaging.
3. Consumer uses – It is our duty to increase consumers awareness of how to use our products in a more environmentally conscious way.