Slightly Imperfect Notebooks - a bit of cover blemish ___________________________
The overwhelming majority of comp/notebooks are only (very) partially used, which means a stunning amount of never-used paper is routinely sent to recycling or landfill. Spiral-bound everything is landfill, as are comp + notebooks with poly, laminated, or non-paper covers.
100% Recycled Cover 30% Post-Consumer Waste (pages) 100% Recyclable Made Locally (Northern California) 44 Pages Each Perfect Bound 8" x 10" 70# Paper (no bleed through)
Graphing 4x4 - 16 squares per inch Graphing 5x5 - 25 squares per inch
Years of sorting through thousands of discarded notebooks during Locker Clean Out Events (aka waste audits) taught us some things:
We're making a big mistake instructing students to purchase disposable plastic, vinyl, spiral-bound, and wasteful supplies every year in the name of "education" - the irony is painful.
Example: Classroom of 20 students
4 comp books/student/year
Avg # of unused sheets/notebook: 50
4000 sheets/classroom = 1/3 of a tree
= A giant carbon footprint for no good reason.
Goal: Set an example for students to waste less, for the good of everything.
High page count comp/notebooks
Notebooks with poly-covers, laminated covers, glittery, or metallic covers.
Place used notebook in the paper recycling bin.
If so inclined, you can go the extra mile and tear off the front and back covers and place everything in the paper recycling bin - this makes it easier for recycling haulers to access the white (interior) paper that most often has a higher recycling value $$.
RETURNS Free within 30 days of receipt. If there is an issue with your purchase, please reach out so we can make it right.
SHIPPING Orders typically packed within 24-48 hours Monday - Friday.
Orders ship via USPS or UPS. Shipping prices are the actual rates we pay (the true cost of shipping from Northern CA. - Sorry Maine!). As we grow, we will negotiate more favorable shipping rates, but for now, we pack every order (plastic-free), load up our cars, and deliver to a post office in a nearby town because our local Post Office refuses to accept or pick up the “large” number of packages we have outgoing on a normal basis.
Thanks for your patience while we navigate how to scale what we’re doing!