What is STABILO doing about the increasing volume of packaging waste?
We are limiting our transport packaging to what is absolutely necessary. The packs that our pens are supplied in are used in retail as refillable presentation displays. The individual packs that our pens come in often have an additional benefit in daily use either at in the office or at school. It goes without saying that we are constantly looking for ways to improve - for example we always try to save material and are always researching alternative materials.
Is STABILO packaging recyclable?
At STABILO packaging is designed so that it can be recycled after use.
The majority of our packaging is made from one material, making them easily recyclable.
You’ll also find that 80% of our transport packaging consists of recycled material. In 2012 we stopped using PVC and switched to environmentally friendly alternatives
What should I do with pens once they’ve run out of ink?
Every STABILO pen is a quality product with a long service life and many of them can be refilled. However, if your STABILO has had its day this is no problem: all parts are made of environmentally neutral materials and can be disposed of with household waste.
Why aren’t all pens refillable?
Many of our pens are refillable, such as our fountain pens, rollerballs, ballpoints and mechanical pencils. But did you know that the STABILO BOSS is also refillable? However, this option is actually very rarely taken advantage of. Pen tips such as those of the STABILO point 88 and STABILO Pen 68 will slowly degenerate after around 1000m of writing. The writing systems in the STABILO worker and STABILO pointVisco must be kept airtight and are thus not refillable.
What do you think about plastics?
You’ll laugh, but: there’s a lot to be said for plastic. It’s currently the safest, best performing and most harmless material that can be used for pens. It makes them distinctively durable and also absolutely safe for children. It’s also becoming easier and easier to recycle. But we promise you: as soon as we discover an even better material, we’ll pioneer that, too.