Mitsubishi Pencil Company UK, also known as uni-ball, has chosen the back-to-school period to launch plastic-free packaging on key products sold at Ryman.
The company has spent two years developing the packaging, and has succeeded in reducing its carbon footprint at every stage of the manufacturing process.
Its alternative to plastic-based packaging materials include 100% PEFC-certified product for the pack’s board, vegetable-based inks and a water-based blister varnish. The company chose a print process which limits the use of chemicals and minimises waste.
Initially rolled out for the company’s key products, uni-ball aims to expand the new plastic-free packaging across its entire pen range.
Paul Smith, sales and marketing director at Mitsubishi Pencil Company UK, commented: “Following two years of consumer insight, research and development, we are delighted to launch our new packaging with Ryman as part of our back-to-school-and-college campaign.”
Ryman CEO Kypros Kyprianou added: “The new packaging was well received by our customers during a recent trial and we look forward to welcoming many more sustainable developments in our sector that will help us to be part of the difference.”