Caring for the Environment

Council Food Caddy Liners

We are an official stockist of the Council's food waste bags.  These bags are designed to fit the official Council food caddy and are not the smaller versions supplied by supermarkets.  There are 26 bags on a roll for £1.20

Below are Sustainability statements from some of our suppliers.


eco-eco stationery


We are stockists of the ever-growing range of filing products by eco-eco stationery


"planet friendly, price friendly"


eco-eco products will be made from environmentally responsible sources (traceable provenance)


all eco-eco packaging will be kept to a minimum and will be recyclable


eco-eco will partner with distribution couriers committed to reducing their carbon footprint


eco-eco will embed eco-friendly principles throughout every layer of the business (from the manufacturing to the staff kitchen!)


eco-eco will donate an annual percentage of profits to an ecologically responsible and/or socially responsible charity – as guided by our customers


eco-eco will publish all activity through the ‘profits through ethics scheme’ so that the public can make their own minds up.


eco-eco will explicitly state the ecological credentials of all products

no nasties

all eco-eco products will be acid and lignin-free


eco-eco products will be made from 50% minimum recycled content


eco-eco products will have 100% recyclable credentials




We source our quality pencils from Staedtler who use only wood from sustainable forests to make them.

"Ecological AND efficient at the same time – STAEDTLER products are “efficient for ecology“ The protection of the environment, the consumer and the employee hold a very high degree of importance at STAEDTLER.

A fully-integrated and uniform environmental protection programme is a natural part of our environmental philosophy “efficient for ecology.”

Long before the emergence of the many eco-standards and environmental seals, STAEDTLER was already demonstrating corporate responsibility through environmentally friendly processes and self-imposed eco-controlling."


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Exaclair Ltd.

"The environment has always been a large consideration in the way we operate at ExaClair Limited. Our parent company, the Exacompta Clairefontaine group,  ensures environmental protection is an integral part of its corporate strategy and has so for over 40 years. Importantly, the group has signed the Global Compact. This guarantees compliance, not only with environmental criteria such as the protection of biodiversity but also ethical and social issues such as respect for human rights. A range of environmentally-friendly products has also been created: the Forever range provides 100% recycled products from paper and plastic materials. Forever products can be found within both the Exacompta® and Clairefontaine® brands we provide."

The main points of Exacompta Clairefontaine’s environmental policy are:

  • production sites at the leading edge of waste discharge limitation
  • pulp from sustainably managed forests
  • clean and converted energy
  • continuously promoted recycling


ExaClair Limited is committed to manufacturing and distributing products which are environmentally friendly. Many of our products can be found bearing the following:


Program for Endorsement of Forest Certifications – This independent nongovernmental organization has developed a set of criteria to promote sustainable forest management.  National forest certifications fulfilling these criteria may be eligible for PEFC recognition.

Forest Stewardship Council – An independent non-governmental organization that has developed a certification system for environmentally, socially and economically sound forest management.

The FSC® mark can be found on many products provided by ExaClair.

The Blue Angel – A recognised label attributed to products that bear little damage to the environment.  Only papers manufactured with 100% post-consumer waste paper and recycled plastics are certified.


Snopake Brands

"Snopake Brands recognises its responsibility to conduct business in a way that protects the environment. We will strive for a positive environmental, social, ethical and economic impact in our supply chain.  We will foster beneficial relationships with the local communities we do business with as part of our brand values.

Snopake Brands believes it has an important duty to ensure good environment performance in all its business operations and to provide the necessary organisation, commitment and training to fulfil this obligation. The management firmly believes in, and is committed to monitoring and improving environmental performance, pollution prevention and environmental protection."


Pilot Pen Co. Ltd

Respect for the environment, one of our main concerns, is driving us to work continuously so as to reduce the impact of our production as well as of our products.  Through this desire, we naturally committed ourselves to an environmental approach according to the ISO 14001 standard for many years in Japan and since March 2006 in Europe.  Our approach of consistent and constant improvement led us to develop a QSE (Quality, Security and Environment) department exclusively working on environmental issues.

Thanks to our tireless work, we have recently obtained the highly selective EMAS certification


Collins Debden

Collins Environmental Sourcing Policy  

Collins is a responsible company that cares about the environment.  We acknowledge that our actions have an impact on the environment and we seek to understand and minimise these impacts.  As a company we are committed to continually improving our environmental performance and to the prevention of pollution and the minimisation of resource use.

We are committed to meeting all applicable legal requirements and  the full requirements of all other environmental related programmes to which we subscribe, such as FSC®(Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC Chain of Custody.

Our policy is, therefore, only to use raw materials from reputable, well established suppliers who are compliant with environmental legislation and procedures.  As part of our commitment to the environment we are working towards achieving environmental certifications and having attained FSC® and PEFC COC certification (CU-COC-817661), to maintain and improve our chain of custody system.

Collins Environmental Policy- Key focus

  • We monitor our key resource consumption and are actively seeking to reduce these.
  • We are seeking to minimise waste going to landfill.
  • We will only source our paper based products from reputable mills that operate a policy of obtaining pulp from well managed sources and are FSC® or PEFC  certified wherever possible
  • We require all suppliers to monitor and pursue continual improvement in environmental performance
  • We require all suppliers to be conducting environmental protection by complying to existing environmental legislation and regulations
  • We expect them to improve the efficiency of their resource consumption


All employees are expected to co- operate and assist in the implementation of this policy and ensure that their own actions, as far as possible and practical, are carried out without risk to themselves or their environment.


Maped Helix


Aware of the impact of our activities on the environment, Maped is implementing an ambitious plan of environmental and social actions along with our economic development.


Certifications Maped France, Mexico, China, Helit Germany


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