We’re into the third stage of the project—low, sustainable consumption—and I need notebooks in order to work. I tried making some out of pieces of card, paper printed on one side and staples, and I actually used them for a while. But they sucked.
So I start traipsing around the stationers (since buying
online means packaging) and no one has recycled notebooks. Not Kate’s Paperie,
not anyone. It’s dispiriting. They don’t have them because there is no demand
for them. Meanwhile, here in the
Finally, Will Georgiades (two days, two mentions, because he works in the next cubicle at the Writer’s Room) showed me the notebooks he uses, made by the Japanese company Muji from 100% recycled paper. Muji distinguishes itself with its design minimalism, emphasis on recycling, avoidance of waste in production and packaging, and no-logo policy.
But they don’t have a store in
Fortunately, the MoMA Store in
Anybody care to comment on which is worse: virgin paper or
shipping from across the planet? Better yet: anybody want to start a recycled
paper notebook company in the
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