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Schneider: The first ballpoint pen with the Blue Angel

03.02.2020 17:31 Uhr Members
 | Schneider is particularly proud of this: the first Blue Angel for the Reco ballpoint pen.

Schneider is particularly proud of this: the first Blue Angel for the Reco ballpoint pen.

Schneider Schreibgeräte again received the Blue Angel at the recent Paperworld in Frankfurt. For the first time, a ballpoint pen managed to be awarded the eco-label, a fact that Schneider is particularly proud of. Reco is the name of the new refillable, retractable ballpoint pen which features a barrel made from 92% recycled material. Schneider has developed a new paste to meet the high requirements of the Blue Angel. The modern and dynamic design make Reco a real highlight. The ballpoint pen is manufactured in an environmentally friendly and resource-saving manner at the company's site in southern Germany. The proportion of the recycling material has been confirmed by an independent test institute. The source of raw materials, and thus the 100% use of post-consumer recycling, was also documented by the European certification company EuCertPlast. The sturdy, fibre-reinforced and unbreakable clip rounds off the dynamic appearance and is designed for a long service life. The Reco features the large Eco 725 refill with a M line width and can be refilled as often as required. In addition, the paste of the Eco 725 refill is indelible according to ISO 12757-2. Schneider also uses recycled plastic for the refill tube. The Eco 725 is suitable as a refill for the Reco as well as for many other writing instruments in G2 format and is the world's first refill made from recycling material. In addition to its sustainable properties, the Reco also scores with its writing quality because the pleasantly light and steady paste flow ensures clear writing.

The Blue Angel is Germany's oldest and best-known eco-label and enjoys the highest level of acceptance among authorities, commercial decision-makers and private consumers. Schneider was the first company to meet the Blue Angel guidelines for writing instruments. Initially, this was achieved with a refillable rollerball made from recycling material. Fineliners, fibre-tip pens and highlighters followed. Out of eight writing instruments awarded the Blue Angel, seven models come from Schneider.

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