January 11, 2016
The evolution of EcoLine. Changing the world with edding
edding’s sustainable use of post-consumer plastics means that it not only uses recycled plastic waste, but is also able to reduce its consumption of new materials considerably, thereby saving up to 83 tonnes in CO2 emissions every year. Post-consumer plastics are obtained from both domestic and industrial plastic waste, which explains why the raw materials used to make edding’s EcoLine markers include empty yoghurt pots and old plastic buckets, for example. This development means that 83 percent of the plastic parts that make up permanent, whiteboard and flipchart markers in the edding EcoLine range are made from post-consumer plastics – and when you take into account recycled material as a whole, that figure is as high as 90 percent.
An all-round green package
The next generation of green products: the stars of the edding EcoLine range
From 2016, the EcoLine family will have a new addition in the form of the edding 25 permanent marker. The extension of the range to include this fine-tipped permanent marker comes in response to demand from many customers. Its fine, 1 mm bullet tip is perfect for marking, labelling and writing on almost any surface. The familiar EcoLine permanent, whiteboard and flipchart markers have also undergone further development and they, too, now largely consist of post-consumer materials. These products are available in stroke widths of 1.5 - 3 mm (bullet tip) and 1 - 5 mm (chisel tip). For those who prefer to write in permanent, broad strokes, the edding 21 and edding 22 permanent markers still make the ideal marker. The edding 28 and edding 29 whiteboard markers, meanwhile, have the feature that they can also be dry-wiped from almost any non-porous surface. For flipchart presentations, the edding 31 and edding 32 – available in brilliant colours in the familiar edding quality – remain eco-friendly and capable of marking without bleeding through to the next page. What’s more, both the whiteboard and flipchart markers can even be left with their caps off temporarily without drying out, thanks to the special cap-off ink.
The range still includes the edding 24 EcoLine highlighter: a high-quality product as you’d expect from edding, it’s largely made from renewable resources. This green classic, with its 2 - 5 mm chisel tip and water-based ink in a range of vibrant neon colours, is ideal for marking and highlighting passages of text.
The strength of all the products in the edding EcoLine series lies in their special eco-friendly qualities – and it goes without saying that they are all refillable. Every product in the range can be filled with edding refill ink multiple times, thus avoiding unnecessary waste and guaranteeing a longer product life.
* Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO (2014). “Green Office. Motive, Erwartungen und Hemmnisse bei der Einführung umweltfreundlicher Maßnahmen in der Gestaltung von Büroarbeit.“ (“Green Office: Motives, Expectations and Obstacles Surrounding the Introduction of Eco-friendly Office Design Measures”) (2014)