At An Organised Life we want to do everything we can to be a part of a positive future. We are putting a lot of energy and thought into our sustainability journey & are conscious of the materials we use. To help you feel confident with the materials we use please find our glossary below to help with some of the stationery lingo you might not be familiar with.
Our Vegan Leather covers are made from a mix of lignocellulose (plant dry matter)and polyurethane. We’ve made a conscious effort to avoid animal products in our products while researching even more environmentally friendly leather alternatives for the future.
Soy ink is a more environmentally friendly alternative to commonly used petroleum-based inks. Soy ink is made from soybean oil mixed with other environmentally friendly compounds such as natural resins and waxes. All our products are printed with soy ink.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent not-for-profit global organisation setting standards for responsible forest management according to 10 principles and criteria. The FSC looks at environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests through each step of the supply chain. FSC certified means the paper has come from responsible sources, forests are healthy and the production benefits local communities and provides employment. You can read more about FSC Certification here.
Compostable simply means the materials products are made out will break down in nature without putting toxicity in the soil. Our Better Packaging Co compostable satchels are certified home compostable AS 5810, this Australian Standard will see your satchel biodegrade within 6 months in your compost bin and a little longer if used as litter (ie. under a tree or in a garden bed). The standard includes a worm toxicity test which means they are worm farm friendly too. The satchels are made from corn starch, Polylactide (PLA) made from waste corn & plant material and Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate (PBAT) to meet home compostability criteria. You can read more about PBAT here.
Our Words, Zodiac and Paper Notebooks can all be home composted at end of life and the inner pages of our Vegan Leather Notebooks, Diaries and Travel Journals too if not being used as a keepsake.
Recyclable means a product can be used at end of life to then make new products or materials rather than using new materials, all the paper stock and postcards throughout our products can be recycled in your home council recycling bin. Our pens at end of life can be recycled through programs like TerraCycle.