At Coffeenotes, we have one simple aim: to create beautiful sustainable stationery that minimises your waste and your impact on the environment.

This philosophy is enshrined in our tagline ‘Waste not, want notes’. We want to change the way the world buys stationery.

How are your stationery products sustainable? 

Made from recycled coffee cups by the UK’s leading paper mill and repurposed waste from the fruit, nut, coffee, clothing and brewing industries, all our stationery is 100% biodegradable and plastic-free. You can be sure that every time you put pen to paper on our Coffeenotes stationery you are making a conscious choice to put the planet first.

What is your writing paper made from?

Our paper is made from upcycled coffee cups which makes high-quality writing paper. All our papers are FSC or PEFC certified.

What are your covers made from?

Our covers are made from repurposed waste from the coffee, brewing, nut, fruit and clothing industries, as well as recycled paper. We don’t use glue in the assembly of our notebooks covers. We have to use a tiny amount of glue on our List Pads and Organiser Pads to keep the pages together but this amount can be recycled.

Are your stationery products biodegradable? 

Yes, the paper and covers are 100% biodegradable.

How can I recycle my stationery in my household rubbish?

Our notebooks, notepads and planners are 100% recyclable but don’t forget to remove the wires from your Wirobound Notebooks and Weekly Planners before you add them to your household recycling paper bin. The wires are not covered in plastic or nylon so these can go into your metal recycling at the your local recycling centre, or in your curbside recycle bin if your council collects metal. 

How can I separate the wires from the paper of my Wirobound Notebook/Planner?

Check out our blog post How to Recycle Stationery at Home where we explain how to separate the wires from the covers and text pages.

Are your products carbon neutral?

Yes! Our family-run factory is a certified Carbon Balanced Printer and we carbon balance the paper production too making us carbon neutral. We do this through schemes run by the international conservation charity The World Land Trust that requires that we measure our carbon footprint, take steps to reduce it, and make an annual donation which goes directly to supporting forest conservation projects. Since the programme began in 2005, more than 610,000 tonnes of carbon have been offset through these projects.

Read more about our Carbon Neutral Stationery.