- Adam Smith
Pilot Pen UK are delighted to partner up with Marine Conservation Society.
The Pilot Pen Company (UK) Ltd is delighted to announce its continued environmental commitment by partnering up with the Marine Conservation Society. The UK’s leading ocean charity fights for cleaner, better-protected seas through working with government, industry, and education.
For Pilot, this partnership is part of a real ongoing environmental policy. In 2006, the brand launched our Begreen range of pens which are all made from a minimum of 70% from recycled plastic*. In 2009, it was the turn of B2P (Bottle to Pen) to enter the market, a pen made of recycled bottles. And, in 2021, for the first time in the world, our B2P range went one step further in the “From bottle to pen” logic, as part of its composition, the pens would now include plastic waste recovered from oceans and beaches**.
85% of the Pilot Begreen writing instruments are refillable and using a refill when the ink runs out, rather than an entire new pen reduces the amount of single-use plastics in daily life. Refilling a pen also brings a reduction in greenhouse gases as manufacturing an entire pen produces more CO2 than just a refill. Since 2010, we have reduced quantities of virgin plastic by over 80% by using recycled plastic and FSC-certified cardboard and our Begreen range is available with 100% recyclable cardboard packaging.
Starting in January 2023 Pilot Pen will make a donation of 5p from the sale of every Pilot B2P Gel rollerball and B2P Ecoball across all business channels to the Marine Conservation Society. Both pens are refillable, and made of at least 86% recycled plastic bottles, of which 2.5% are recycled ocean plastic.
“We’re proud to be partnering with the Marine Conservation Society with both our B2P pens and Begreen range. We hope the contribution made through sales will go towards aiding the charity in its amazing work, from beach cleans through to their education programmes.” Said Adam Smith, Marketing Manager at Pilot Pen UK.
Anne Weinhold, Corporate Fundraising Team Lead at the Marine Conservation Society, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Pilot Pen UK. Through their Begreen recycled plastic range, and their drive to make writing instruments refillable, they’re taking important steps towards a circular economy with products we use every day. Contributions made from the sale of ground-breaking products like these make a vital difference to our ocean conservation work.”
To find out more about both Pilot’s Sustainability Program and the Marine Conservation Society’s vital work to protect our seas, please visit pilotpen.co.uk & www.mcsuk.org.
*Recycled material mainly from plastic bottles (excluding replaceable parts)
** Rigid plastic material recovered from the ocean, beaches, rivers, lakes, riverbanks, and waterways